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Eclipse Legends, Lore and Science Hike

8:00a to 11:30a
Sat, October 07, 2023
Lisa Cole
(210) 688-9055, x2010

Join dedicated volunteers for a special edition of our monthly First Saturday Guided Hike.

Did you know that Government Canyon State Natural Area will be in the perfect path for viewing the two upcoming Solar Eclipses on Oct. 14, 2023 and April 8, 2024? Join us for October’s First Saturday Hike where we will explore how eclipses were regarded through the ages.

We will travel through time with a voyage to the dinosaur tracks, a visit to one of our founding family’s homes and a stop at the site of an indigenous people’s encampment. Along the way, we will discuss eclipse fact and fiction. The stuff legends are made of!!

Hike distance will be approximately 6 miles covering uneven terrain and moderate elevation changes. Open to ages 10 and older. Minors must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. No pets please.

Registration is NOT required for this hike. Though the hike is free, all Natural Area entrance fees apply. To save time at the Fee Booth on crowded days and ensure entrance, please pre-purchase and PRINT OUT a Day Pass

Meet at the rainwater harvesting tower at the Visitor Center. The Natural Area can be busy. Front gates open at 7:00 am. Plan to be at the Visitor Center and ready to go no later than 7:45 am.

Dress for hiking outdoors. Comfortable shoes, sunscreen, bug spray and a hat are recommended. Bring at least 2 liters of water per person and a snack.

This program is subject to cancellation. Should there be inclement weather, please check Natural Area conditions by calling GCSNA's main office at 210-688-9055, or go to GCSNA’s website, twitter feed or Facebook page.