Allentown Hiking Club
8-16-19 5:15 pm | Hike
Hike to the Pulpit and Pinnacle under the Full Sturgeon Moon
Come and watch the Sturgeon Full Moon rise from the Pinnacle!
Please arrive by 5:15pm for a 5:30pm 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! Some Native American tribes called the August Moon the “Sturgeon Moon” because they knew that the sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during this Full Moon.

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 8:02pm and moonrise is at 8:58pm.

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. Rain/thunderstorms or overly cloudy conditions will cancel the hike.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 8 miles
Hike rating: C
Meeting place: Hamburg Reservoir parking lot, 420 Reservoir Road Hamburg, PA. Depart at 5:30pm.
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Leader: Paula Uhrin 484-951-4299 jcnj168@ptd.net
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