There are few things more romantic than a full moon. And for people into outdoors-y stuff, it doesn’t get much better than hiking through redwoods. Mixing them both could be like combining chocolate and peanut butter, but without the excess calories. We’ll have a chance to find out this Friday at the Full Moon Hike in Oakland. 

The walk is hosted by the Chabot Space & Science Center, which has a wide range of interactive science-themed classes and activities. It’s the largest public telescope facility in the U.S., and most of their programs encourage some form of sky gazing. They even named their telescopes — “Nellie,” “Rachel,” and “Leah” help visitors see the stars. The Full Moon Hike is part of an occasional series of nighttime redwood explorations. It’s rated as easy, which means moderate hills on a trail that is approximately one to three miles long. All hikes are directed by a Chabot guide. 

The center recommends hikers bring water, comfortable shoes, layers, and a flashlight. We recommend a few Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and someone to howl at the moon with.  

The Full Moon Hike starts Friday, July 11 at 7:45 p.m. Tickets are $12. 

Photo by Mark Harkin via Wikimedia Commons

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