Adventure: Join us on a beautiful hike for a night of celestial wonder! With the moon tucked below the horizon, there will be minimal light pollution, allowing the Perseids meteor shower to truly shine!
Naturalist Guided Experience: We will be offering two different hiking options: an easy - moderate hike or an adventurous hike. For both hikes, we will journey to one of the many stunning buttes in the area, providing us an incredible view of the night sky. We are also running a Perseids Canoe Tour if you’d prefer to take to the lakes!
During your journey, our naturalist guides will highlight the stunning geography, flora, and fauna of the area. They may impart an understanding of the heaven’s starlight illuminating the night sky. Age-old stories and myths mixed with astronomy will enlighten just as the stars and moon do!
$110 per person Recommended for children 12 and older
DEPARTURE TIME: Easy - Moderate Hike: Aug 12th | 8:30pm - 12:00am Adventurous Hike: Aug 12th | 7:30pm - 12:00am
Tour Difficulty: Easy - Moderate: In order to garner the incredible panoramas we desire, we will gain about 500ft of elevation on our hike and then lose that elevation on the way back! Although subjective, we rate this hike as easy-moderate. Total distance (round trip) will be just under 2 miles. Adventurous: We will venture into the Cascades, gaining about 1500ft of elevation. Our destination will give us a stunning 360 degree view of the surrounding landscape, making it a perfect location to watch the Perseids! Total distance (round trip) will be about 4 miles.
Transportation: Departing from our office, 30-45 minutes one-way
Professional naturalist guide & award-winning interpretation
Drinks: Hot Cocoa
Treats: Local dessert from Sparrow Bakery
Gluten-free options for dessert are available. Please request ahead of time.
Transportation departing from our office
Sun Protection: Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen (if needed)
Layers: warm clothing including a shell jacket for variable weather. The temps will drop at night!
Miscellaneous Gear: Water bottle, camera, blanket or camp chair highly recommended for the viewing, daypack (optional)
Weather & Visibility: We are fortunate to be on the dry side of the Cascades, getting over 300 days of clear skies and sunshine per year. With that said this tour will run regardless of rain or cloudy skies. You can learn more about our weather policy here.