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Lunar Eclipse Snowshoe Tour

Let's Explore in the Moonlight

This year, we will experience a Super Blood Moon. This means a total full moon lunar eclipse will be visible from all of North America. A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes into the shadow of the Earth, which causes the usually bright white Moon to turn an ominous red—sometimes called a “Blood Moon." The eclipse will begin at 7:30 PM on Jan. 20 and end at 10:50 PM on Jan. 21. Learn more about the Super Blood Moon and Lunar Eclipses.

To experience this awesome occurrence we will have a moonlight snowshoe summit on Sunday, Jan. 20 up Mt Hood. We will meet at 5:30 PM in the parking lot at Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, then hike and summit the Tom Dick and Harry Mountain Hike trail. This trail is 7.7 miles and will take almost three hours.

What to Bring

Please bring your own snowshoes, trekking poles, warm clothes, hats, gloves and a headlamp with extra batteries. You will also want snacks and lots of water. Hikers must be able to hike 3.75 miles uphill (7.25 round trip).

Cost

Hikers will be $25 per person
Family Hikers will be $50 per family (same household)