Echols Dorm: Brick Wall By Side Door
Walnut Creek Park
As promised, it’s finally here.
Tomorrow night will be clear, cloudless, and warm (with a waxing crescent moon). Perfect for stargazing somewhere dark– namely, about 15 minutes from campus, south on 29 (we’ll probably end up near Walnut Creek.
Bring WARM clothes and a hat and gloves and hot water in a travel mug if you want hot cocoa (YES that is CORRECT!! I WILL be bringing hot cocoa mix!!) I will get sleeping bags and sleeping pads to keep us warm as we stargaze. It’s going to be an awesome night full of quasi-deep conversations and seeing shooting stars and getting to know your fellow outdoorsy people.
We’ll set up camp for about an hour and a half and when we get tired or cold or sleepy we will head back in to town.
Ride in a car (no gas reimbursed for this trip since we won’t be going far)
Some extra headlamps
Sleeping bags/pads for making a warm stargazing nest
Headlamp/flashlight if you have one
Sleeping bag if you have one
That app that smartphones have that say which constellations you are looking at (it’s sooo cool! download it!)
Hot water if you want cocoa
Ideas for deep conversations