Champlain Area Trails (CATS) is holding the inaugural hike on its first trail in Chesterfield, at Trembleau Mountain near Keeseville, on Saturday, March 31, from 6:30 p.m. to about 8:30 p.m. The Cadence’s Crest Trail—called so for landowners’ Kathy and Andy Prescott’s grandson Cadence—is a fairly easy, family-friendly hike that offers views looking out over Lake Champlain in the east and at the sunset over the Adirondacks in the west.
This evening hike coincides with the second blue moon in 2018. Just what is a “blue moon”? It’s the second full moon in a calendar month. This year is unusual in having two blue moons; the first was in late January when CATS held another moonlight hike that proved to be very popular.
“It’s great timing to have our first hike on the Cadence’s Crest Trail on Trembleau Mountain with a full moon,” said CATS Executive Director Chris Maron. “People enjoyed the blue moon hike in January so much and asked to do it again so here we are. We are grateful to the Prescotts for their generosity in sharing their beautiful property with the hiking public.”
While reservations are not required for the Moonrise Hike, it is helpful to know how many will hike (treats may be involved). Please call the CATS office (518-962-2287) or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to come. In the event of iffy weather, please check the CATS website for information on cancellation or postponement.
Champlain Area Trails (CATS) is a nonprofit organization that creates and maintains hiking and cross-country ski trails in the Champlain Valley, with the goal of linking communities, connecting people with nature and promoting economic vitality. To date, CATS has created 34 new trails totaling 53 miles. CATS is also an accredited land trust working to conserve natural communities, farmland, clean water, and scenic vistas. Information on future CATS events and activities is available on the website at www.champlainareatrails.com and by following CATS on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Please call (518) 962-2287 for more information.