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May 31, 2013

A Hike to Remember: Landmark After Dark

sunset orange_blue_w sunHave you ever seen a coyote howling at the moon, witnessed a meteor shower or relaxed with the soothing sounds of the night? Lubbock Lake National Historic Landmark‘s program, Landmark After Dark, will give you a chance to do all of this and more. Join the fun on Saturday, June 1 and experience a free night hike through the landmark trails sitting in the Yellowhouse Draw.

Starting at dusk, you’ll get the chance to take a hike you’ll never forget. While trekking through the three-mile trail, you’ll learn about West Texas wildlife, wild flowers, the starry sky and the incredible history of the Lubbock Lake National Historic Landmark, an archaeological and natural history preserve that contains evidence of almost 12,000 years of occupation by humans on the Southern High Plains.

Lubbock Lake Landmark

Kim Shank, docent and hike guide for Lubbock Lake National Historic Landmark, says that the hike is perfect for families with children or for adults. It offers something for everyone. What’s Kim’s favorite park of the hike? There’s always something new to see or hear during each adventure, she says.

Landmark After Dark is held once a month beginning in March and running through October. The hike starts at dusk, which is usually around 8:30 p.m. during the summer. Attendees should wear comfortable sneakers or hiking boots and comfortable clothing. Sandals or flip-flops are not recommended. The hike usually lasts around one hour, so attendees may bring a bottle of water if they’d like.

This free experience offered by the Lubbock Lake National Historic Landmark is truly one-of-a-kind. If you make it out to Landmark After Dark this month or any time this year, I’d love to read about your experience, so please leave us a comment!