Night XC Ski and Snow Shoe Hike
On January 17, Battenkill Conservancy hosts a Full Moon Night Sky Cross Country Ski and Snow Shoe Hike at the home of Jan and Tom Wolski in Cambridge, N.Y. Bill Frederick of the Salem Astronomy Club has been invited to share his expertise on pointing out highlights in the night sky, and will be setting up a high-precision telescope to identify winter constellations. Tiki torches will be placed along the wooded trails to guide skiers, snowshoers and hikers. Apple cider, hot chocolate and winter snacks will be offered around a roaring bonfire to complete the evening’s activities. Attendees should meet at 4 McMillan Road in Cambridge, N.Y., at 7 p.m., with the hike to begin at 7:30. There is no charge for the event. Simple food or drink donations to share would be appreciated. For information on discounted equipment rentals, directions and to confirm attendance, email email@example.com or visit battenkillconservancy.org.