Friday, March 26, 2010

Cumberland Gap NHP to offer full moon hike

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park will be offering a full moon hike this coming Monday.

On the night of March 29th, park rangers will offer a full moon hike into the historic Cumberland Gap. Park Naturalist Scott Teodorski explains “March brings with it the whispers of spring and the renewing of nature’s wondrous cycle. Should the night be warm, the calling of the mountain chorus frogs and spring peepers will be deafening. And a real treat would be hearing the call of the whipporwill. We’ll plan the hike so we will be approaching the saddle of the historic Gap as the moon rises above the mountains.” Full moon enthusiasts should meet at the Thomas Walker parking area at 8:00 p.m. and wear good walking shoes for the easy 1.2 mile round trip hike.

Cumberland Gap will be offering a couple of programs this weekend, including the Kentucky National Parks Movie Fest on Sunday, March 28th.

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