A Nighttime Walk to Celebrate the Winter Solstice

To celebrate the winter solstice – the longest night of the year – a nighttime walk to Hooker Falls will be hosted by Conserving Carolina on Saturday, December 21, 2019 in DuPont State Recreational Forest, at 7 p.m.

Meet at the Hooker Falls parking lot on DuPont/Staton Road in DuPont State Recreational Forest. There is no charge for this event and it is open to the public.

Participants can register by emailing Pam Torlina at, [email protected], or just show up on the day of the event.

The stroll will be along a one-fourth mile trail to the base of Hooker Falls. In the dark of night we’ll create soft moonlight by shining flashlights upon the falls…creating a quiet moment to celebrate the return of the sun to the northern hemisphere.

Participants are invited to bring a thermos with a warm (non-alcoholic) drink to toast the sun’s return when arriving back at the parking lot. Bring a flashlight for use when necessary. The event will be cancelled in case of heavy rain, snow, or ice. For more information about this hike, visit Conserving Carolina’s website calendar of events.

In case of inclement weather, the website event will be updated by 12 p.m. the day of the walk if cancellation is necessary.

For your safety, do not attempt any hike beyond your ability and experience. Walkers should wear appropriate clothing and footwear and bring plenty of water. Please be sure to also bring any personal medication that you may require.


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