Time for a night prowl! Walk through the forests of the night with one of Tenaya's experienced nature guides. Use all your senses to tune into nature in a different way when the world is asleep. Learn about the stars and forest life at night and see the bright stars unobstructed by the lights of the city.
The Milky Way has inspired artists, philosophers, scientists and poets for thousands of years, and yet in 80% of America, it is invisible because of light pollution from the city. In fact, 99% of Americans live in places where the Milky Way is no longer generally visible, according to National Geographic.
Of course, we can't control the weather and can't guarantee a clear night, but when the moon is new and the skies are clear up here at an elevation of over 5,000 feet, far from the bright lights of the city, the Milky Way shines in the sky like it did for our ancestors. And under a full moon, you can walk the forests by the light of the moon as did the first people to walk these lands.
Fun Fact: The Milky Way weighs 700 billion times as much as our sun! (source: National Geographic).
- 24-hour cancellation policy.
- Activities and pricing are subject to change.
- Activities are dependent on weather conditions.
- AGES: 6+
- DISTANCE: 1.5 miles
- DEPARTURE TIME: 5:30 p.m.