Time is flying at Quartz Mountain


Sue Hokanson - Quartz Mountain Nature Park



Wildlife are most active around dusk and dawn. Why not come out to Quartz Mountain and watch the sunrise over Lake Aktus-Lugert, or set behind Quartz Mountain itself?


Time is flying by! It is already a month since the Summer Solstice (June 21), so the days are getting shorter. We are losing about a minute a day now. In the days immediately after the solstice we were losing just seconds each day. Close to the Fall Equinox (Sept. 21) each day will be just about 2 minutes shorter than the day preceding. The time difference between the longest day (Summer Solstice) and shortest day (Winter Solstice) is four hours and thirty-one minutes.

Yes indeed time is flying by. Most schools start within a month and let’s admit it, no matter how hot the temperatures or how long the day is, once school starts, summer is over.

While summer is still in full swing, why not spend some time at Quartz Mountain?

Weekends can be quite busy at Quartz Mountain, with the Main Park filling all RV spaces by Wednesday evening/ Thursday morning at the latest. Tent camping in the Main Park really doesn’t fill, except on holiday weekends. If you can be here, the best days to come camping are Tuesday through Thursday. With fewer people, the park is more peaceful and the wildlife come out of hiding.

Wildlife are most active around dusk and dawn. Why not come out to Quartz Mountain and watch the sunrise over Lake Aktus-Lugert, or set behind Quartz Mountain itself?

Wildlife are most active around dusk and dawn. Why not come out to Quartz Mountain and watch the sunrise over Lake Aktus-Lugert, or set behind Quartz Mountain itself?
http://altustimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_SunriseLae.jpgWildlife are most active around dusk and dawn. Why not come out to Quartz Mountain and watch the sunrise over Lake Aktus-Lugert, or set behind Quartz Mountain itself?

Sue Hokanson

Quartz Mountain Nature Park

Reach Sue Hokanson at sue@quartzmountain.org

Reach Sue Hokanson at sue@quartzmountain.org

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