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Spring Equinox Hike

March 20, 2023 @ 6:15 pm 8:00 pm

Monday, March 20, is the spring equinox, on which the last sunset of winter – or the first sunset of spring – occurs at 7:12 PM. Some of us will be on top of Badger Mountain to celebrate this biannual celestial event.

We’ll leave from the Badger Mountain Trailhead asphalt parking lot, at the top of Queensgate Dr, by 6:15 (feel free to leave earlier or later and we’ll see you at the top). We’ll go up the steps on the Canyon Trail to get to the western summit of Badger Mountain, at the second set of towers facing Rattlesnake Mt, before the sun sets. Bring a friend, a light jacket, and a flashlight in case you linger on the mountaintop. The weather is expected to be okay, with a high that day of 58.

In the ancient tradition of seeing winter’s end and welcoming spring’s arrival, let’s look to the sky while keeping our feet firmly on the ground. Happy spring.

Gene Weisskopf

Trailhead Park

525 Queensgate Dr
Richland, WA 99352 United States
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