This past weekend my husband and I went out with a Meetup.com group to Bisti/ De-Na-Zin Badlands in Northwestern New Mexico for some trekking, camping, and very early rising to watch the Lunar Eclipse.
We arrived just as the sun was setting, so we set up camp and headed out as a group for a night hike. I have never been hiking in the dark, and let me tell you it was enchanting. The moon was full and a quiet had fallen over the land. In the Badlands you are not permitted to build a fire, so the hike served as our communal story sharing activity and it made the conversations very meaningful.
We intended to stick around the Badlands for a bit longer on Saturday to hike back out in to the wilderness, but the relentless call of a hot shower and cozy bed were too much to resist after rising at 4:00am to watch the lunar eclipse.