Become a member of the Canyonlands Natural History Association before July 8 and then take a hike. A moonlight hike, that is, at Arches National Park.
The hike begins in the parking lot of the Windows section at 7:30 p.m. July 15. A pair of park rangers will lead the hike as the moon rises and everyone will be able to view the moon through a telescope – all to observe the 50th anniversary of the July 20, 1969 moon landing.
Rangers Michael Matthes and Erick Jensen are big fans of the night sky who have introduced countless tourists to the stars and the moon and have educated them on the importance of protecting this resource, according to a press release from CNHA.
To RSVP, send an email to membership coordinator Jessica Stotz at [email protected] or call 435-259-6003, extension 484. To join or to renew a lapsed membership, visit https://www.cnha.org/membership/.
By joining the association, members support outdoor educational programs for local schoolchildren, interpretive information for visitors, such as trail guides and park newspapers, as well as to make CNHA’s Discovery Pool grant program possible, according to the association.