Thursday, January 24, 2008

Getting Away From the TV

Here's a recent community calendar entry from Cuyahoga Valley NP.


Moonlight sledding — The National Park Service is sponsoring a moonlight sledding program from 7 to 9 p.m. at Kendall Hills in the Cuyahoga Valley. Meet at Pine Hollow off Quick Road in Boston Township. Bring your own sled. You might hear a few coyote howls. A hike will be staged if there's not enough snow. For ages 7 and up. Advance reservation required — call 216-524-1497.

If the idea of moonlight sledding can't get us away from the TV on a Friday night, what can? Moonlight skiing is also a blast. For those with more advanced skills, here's more on that from the Rocky Mountain News.

I once did a TV piece for WFSB in Hartford, where we went out skiing by moonlight in the wee hours of the morning. It was a blast and easy to do, all you need is good weather, snow and a full moon. No flashlights needed.