August 6, 2017: Full Moon Hike & Optional Camping at Mount Monadnock!
Join Laura Loewy & Jen Wyatt as we journey to New Hampshire to hike Mt. Monadnock - with a claim to fame of the most climbed mountain in the world! We'll meet and park at the Monadnock State Park Headquarters before embarking on our day-long adventure.
We'll make our way up the White Dot trail, the steepest and most direct route to the summit, where you can enjoy your packed lunch at 3,165 feet. Monadnock is a moderately strenuous and very rocky hike of 3.9 miles round-trip, and has incredible views that make it all worth it (on a very clear day, you can see Boston!). We'll practice gentle and rejuvenating yoga at the start of our descent, and continue back to Headquarters on the White Cross trail.
Sunday Night Camping We have reserved two campsites at the Monadnock Campground. Camping equipment & food is NOT included. However we are happy to help you find equipment and make arrangements for food!
Full Moon Yoga Ceremony Together we will clear our engergy through smudging rituals, meditate and baith in moonlight, set intentions, and recharge sacred objects. Please bring a candle & object/personal item you would like to charge with our groups collective energy. ( The full moon officially happens at 2:10pm Monday August 7th so we will be celebrating it's arrival)
Day Hike Info:
- Parking at Mt. Monadnock State Park Headquarters
- Trail up: White Dot
- Trail down: White Cross
- Distance: 3.9 miles
- Elevation: 3,165 feet
- Meet @ 9:00am
- Hike 2-2.5 hours to summit (includes break times),
- Lunch & Snacks at summit
- 30-minute hike down to yoga spot
- 45 minute yoga
- 1.5-2 hour descent.
- Approximate end time: 4:30pm
- (Head to campground if sticking around for the evening)
- Guided Hike
- Guided Yoga & Meditation
- (Optional: Camping Fee & Full Moon Yoga Ceremony & Yoga Class)
- Entrance Parking Fee ($5 per person)
- (Camping equipment is NOT included if you choose to join us)
Before You Go
WHAT TO EXPECT:
This is moderately strenuous hike that will test your limits while bringing you back in touch with nature. Please be prepared to hike on steep and rocky terrain. Please carry a backpack with snacks and layers, yoga mat is optional but recommended for the rocky areas we will practice yoga. While we encourage hiking novices to sign up, we recommend that you be in good athletic shape and capable of continuous activity for at least three hours at a time. The yoga will be gentle and empowering. This retreat is on rain or shine, so bring your raincoat and pack quick dry (non cotton) materials.