Date(s) - Wed, Sep. 20
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Max Patch Mountain, NC
Registration Deadline: Mon. Sept. 18th
See shooting stars in the Smoky Mountain night sky, staring at a million bright dots.
A million bright dots lie against the black void with a stunningly visible Milky Way in the background. It’s just you, your instructors, and 7 other night owls talking about life, as one seems to do when staring into nothing.
“Isn’t it amazing that these stars haven’t really changed since we walked the plains of Africa?” says Annie, a sophomore in political science.
“Yeah! I don’t know how we sailed across the oceans before GPS. I can’t make out any of the constellations except for the Big Dipper and Orion, and only because y’all showed them to me,” replied Jamie, senior in industrial design, to Annie and Nikki, the trip instructors.
For this night hike, we’ll head to a dark area, well away from the lights of Knoxville. The exact location could change due anticipated cloud cover; we want to make sure you get to see the most stars.
This trip is for you if you:
want to gaze upon the midnight sky.
need a respite from school and city light pollution.
want some exercise besides going to the gym.
This trip is not for you if:
if you have to be up early the next day. You won’t be back until midnight.
you aren’t able to dress for the cool night air. We can’t provide warm layers, other than sleeping bags.
How to register for a trip
sign up online via My RecSports or stop by the TRECS Outdoor Program area or . You can pay with Mastercard, Visa, cash, check, or Vol Card, .
What does the trip cost include?
When you pay for a trip, you get all equipment, transportation, and instruction, On overnight trips, you also get plenty of tasty food and camping included.
Need to know about trip refunds? Experience Levels? Other things?
Learn about refund policies, experience levels, bringing a guest, and other general trip information here.