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CELEBRATE SOLSTICE: Sunrise Hike with Brad Maule

Start the summer solstice right a sunrise Hike!


Sunday, June 20, 2021


1:30am - 4:00am


Belmont Plateau
West Fairmount Park, Army Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19131

Start the summer solstice right a sunrise Hike!  Veteran hike leader of Brad Maule believes in you. Brad insists that a core group of morning hikers and and sun worshipers can achieve the impossible… starting a park event 5:30 AM! So prove Brad right by joining us on the Belmont Plateau in time to watch the sun rise over the city skyline, and then we’ll head on a morning loop hike through West Park (Meadows and Trolley Trail).  Can you sunrise to the challenge?


– Please dress according to weather conditions.
– Please wear sturdy shoes suitable for hiking
– Bring water and a snack
– Bring bug spray and sunscreen 
-There are nearby bathrooms (port-a-potties)
-Appropriate for adults & mature adolescents (minors must be ticketed and accompanied by a guardian)

PARKING: there is plenty of free parking in the park. As always, NEVER leave valuables in your car! 

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS: By registering for this event you are agreeing to follow ALL of these protocols:

-This event has limited capacity. Please only register if you fully intend to attend and let us know if you need to cancel ASAP.
-Participants must maintain 6 feet of distance from one another during the event.
-Please bring a mask. We encourage you to wear it if you’re in proximity to others.
-If you or anyone in your household are exhibiting COVID-19 systems, please stay home.

POSTPONEMENT / CANCELLATION POLICY: POSTPONEMENT / CANCELLATION POLICY: This event will take place in light rain. In the event of heavy rain or other severe conditions, the event will be cancelled and attendees are eligible for a full refund.

PRESENTER(S) BIO: Brad Maule has led hikes for Fairmount Park Conservancy since 2014. In 2015 at the Fairmount Water Works, he exhibited One Man’s Trash, a yearlong collection of trash and its associated data from the Wissahickon Valley Park. With a background in photography, he’s worked with Friends of the Wissahickon, Mt Airy CDC, Chestnut Hill Conservancy, and Hidden City Philadelphia. Parks have been central to his entire existence on this planet, from his hometown Tyrone, PA to Portland, Oregon to Mt Airy, where he’s lived with his cat since 2013.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS: If Philadelphia’s parks make a difference in your life – consider becoming a member of Fairmount Park Conservancy and help ensure that Philadelphia’s parks are enhanced for generations to come. PLUS members register first for events and enjoy discounts on park experiences including Treetop Quest, Shofuso and more! https://myphillypark.org/support/become-a-member/