The featured speaker for the Lunar Geology Full Moon Ski will be: Dan Seifert, of the Beartooth Ranger District. The talk will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the fire ring, and Dan will reprise his talk last year on lunar geology.
Red Lodge Nordic Center is located 3 miles west of Red Lodge off Highway 78. Follow Highway 78 to the one mile marker, and turn left, or west, and follow Fox Road two more miles and turn right (north) on Smith Road to parking area. Hiking without skis will not be permitted on groomed trails. Non-skiers can follow the luminaries and walk along the side of the trail to the fire ring. Snowshoes or pets are not allowed.
This walk is held three nights before the full moon to take advantage of the earlier moonrise. Participants may want to bring binoculars and a flashlight in case the moon does not cooperate. Anticipate the weather and dress in layers accordingly.
Participants with questions or special needs can call the Beartooth Ranger District at 406-446-2103. The schedule of 2015 walks will soon be available at Forest Service offices in Red Lodge or Billings, or on the web site atwww.fs.usda.gov/custer.