11-23-18 1:45 pm | Hike
Black Friday Hike to the Pulpit and Pinnacle under the Full Beaver Moon
Watch the moonrise from the Pinnacle.
Please arrive by 1:45pm for a 2:00pm departure. As we will need to make it up to the Pinnacle by sunset, the group will leave on time. Traffic on Route 22 can be a challenge so please plan accordingly.
Come and watch the full moon rise from the Pinnacle! November’s full Moon was called the Beaver Moon by the Algonquin tribes. Back then, this was the month to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs.
This is an 8 mile loop hike, starting at the Hamburg Reservoir parking lot and then going up to the Pulpit and Pinnacle for spectacular views of the rising full moon. Sunset is at 4:40pm and moonrise is at 5:27pm.
This is not a beginner's hike due to the ~1000' ascent, rocky terrain and nighttime conditions. Sturdy hiking boots are recommended. Bring a headlamp or flashlight, at least 2 liters of water and food/snacks. Also bring warm layers as we will be waiting at the Pinnacle for the moon to rise. Rain/snow or overly cloudy conditions could cancel the hike.
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 8 miles
Hike rating: C
Meeting place: Hamburg Reservoir parking lot, 420 Reservoir Road Hamburg, PA
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Leader: Paula Uhrin 484-951-4299 firstname.lastname@example.org