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Halloween Full Moon Sunset Herb Walk

October 31, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Siegfried and the Rhine Maidens by Albert Pinkham Ryder (1891)

PLEASE NOTE: This event is full. Please use the REGISTER links at the top or bottom of this page to join the waiting list.


On Saturday evening, October 31, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., I’ll lead a Halloween Full Moon Sunset Herb Walk to a vista point above the Ojai Valley where we can watch the simultaneous sunset and moonrise.  The sun will set and the full moon will rise at about 6:30 p.m., giving us a perfect window of time to take it all in. Attendance will be limited to 12 participants, temperatures checked on arrival, face coverings will be required, and we will maintain 6 feet of physical distance at all times. Anyone with possible COVID-19 symptoms is asked stay home and a refund will be issued if you notify me of COVID-19 related cancellation prior to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 31. See regular cancellation policy below.

Note: The moon will be officially full at 7:49 a.m. on Saturday so it will appear full on both Friday and Saturday nights. This will be the second full moon in October, making it a “blue moon.”

We’ll meet at the Shelf Road trailhead at the top of N. Signal Street between 4:45 and 5:00 p.m. Then we’ll gradually walk about 1.25 miles to the vista point, stopping along the way to meet some valuable edible and medicinal plants, which may include:

Coastal Sagebrush
Black Walnut
Purple Sage and
Hollyleaf Cherry

After witnessing the sunset and moonrise, we’ll walk back to the trailhead by remaining daylight, moonlight, and flashlight, returning to the trailhead between 7:30 and 8:00 p.m.


The cost for the walk is $25. Please use the REGISTER button at top or bottom of this page to sign up before securing your space with the PayPal button (including $1 fee) or personal check. Once your registration is accepted, you will receive instructions to mail a check if you prefer not to use PayPal. Paid registrants will receive a confirmation email with all necessary info, including weather forecast and parking directions, a few days prior to the walk. Light rain will not cancel. Heavy rain or chance of thunderstorms will cancel. Participants will also receive a follow-up email afterwards with a list of all plants and wildlife seen. No dogs or smoking, please.

Paid reservations are refundable up to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 28. After that, if I receive your cancellation with enough time to fill your space you will receive a refund. After that I will try my best to fill your space but cannot guarantee a refund. The exception is that I will refund you up to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 31, if you cancel due to  COVID-19 diagnosis or symptoms.

PLEASE NOTE: This event is full. Please use the REGISTER links at the top or bottom of this page to join the waiting list.



October 31, 2020
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Lanny Kaufer
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Shelf Road Trailhead at top of N. Signal St.
1300 N. Signal St.
Ojai, CA 93023
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