LARNED — The park staff at Fort Larned National Historic Site will leave the gates open on the evening of Friday, Jan. 10, from 5-8 p.m. for the enjoyment of night sky viewing and a hike by the light of the full moon. A guided hike led by a park ranger will start at the parking lot at 6 p.m. No flashlights are necessary. The moon will guide visitors on the newly designated Fort Larned National Trail. Participants will walk a three-quarter mile path. Sturdy shoes are recommended.
Visitors are invited to enjoy looking at – and listening to – the nocturnal habits of resident wildlife while experiencing the beautiful night sky at Fort Larned.
Refreshments will be offered in the Visitor Center immediately following the hike.
The staff at Fort Larned NHS wishes to expand the appreciation of the night sky by providing observing experiences for the public. All events and activities are free. For more information call Ellen Jones at 620-285-6911.
Fort Larned National Historic Site (www.nps.gov/fols) is located six miles west of Larned on K-156.