Outdoor Adventure and Night Sky
Description: This event combines an undulating and very scenic late afternoon hike of approximately 2 miles in a wilderness study area of aeolian sand dunes containing relict communities of old growth Ponderosa Pine near Kanab, with a picnic supper created by the Vermillion 45 French Table restaurant in Kanab, and an opportunity to explore the night sky from a superbly dark location.
After visiting the ancient and stately pines, some well over 300 years of age, we'll return to camp to meet amateur and professional astronomers from the Stellar Vista Observatory, and enjoy a delicious hot supper prepared by French Chef Cesidio D'Andrea, before viewing the night sky through powerful telescopes. Those wishing to skip the hike but enjoy the field supper and stargazing are welcome!
Menu: Fricassee-style Chicken, Moroccan Vegetable Curry, fresh baked Boule, Coeur de Palmier, coffee and tea. Tickets are $25 per person for those having supper. Limit 20 people. Food will be served at 7:00 PM. Advance registration and ticket purchase required.
Location: BLM Ponderosa Campground, Hancock Road. Coordinates: (Lat, Lon) 37.08909376, -112.6721929. Gather at the Earthfest Information Table, Kane County Office of Tourism, 78 South 100 East, Kanab, at 4:30 PM to carpool. Allow 20 min. drive time from Kanab.
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