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Contact: Cristy Brown, 970-529-4608
Park rangers will be leading a moon light guided hike focusing on what night and darkness means to humans and animals at Mesa Verde National Park on Tuesday, March 22, beginning at 7 p.m. The guided hike is free, but advance sign-up is requested. Children should be at least 7 years old to join the hike. Participants will meet at the Morefield Village parking lot, and then explore the hillsides around the Morefield Campground, learning about how darkness affects wildlife and humans, including adaptations, circadian rhythms, and other processes. Be prepared to be outdoors for 2-3 hours, with extra layers of clothing, water, and snacks. There is a limit of 20 adults and children. If needed, snowshoes will be provided, or you may bring your own. To sign up, for weather conditions, and for more information on the hike, please call the Chapin Mesa Museum at 970-529-4631. A flyer with more information can be found at: https://go.nps.gov/mvwgh2016. For more information about Mesa Verde National Park, please visit our website at www.nps.gov/meve.