Indiana Dunes National Park Events
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Instruction in the Theater of the Visitor Center or the Indiana Dunes by Ron Seman (RonSeman.Com) for the Indiana Dunes National Park.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Walk around the Visitor Center and get guidance as we take photos of artwork, birds, bison, flags, humans, signs, vehicles and vehicles moving, wildflowers, and more
1:00 PM - 2:55 PM Private photography hiking adventure with ArtisticRecovery.org
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM Public, Photography hiking adventure at Bailly Homestead and Chellberg Farm (Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/zu6fRx25dPbyitur5)
5:45 PM - 10:00 PM Public, Extraordinary ADVENTURE including Sunset, Twilight, Night, Starlight, Moonlight, LED light, LASER light for photographic delight with military precision.
This is a map of the Indiana Dunes State Park: https://www.in.gov/dnr/state-parks/files/dunes_trail.pdf
5:44 PM MEET on the west side of the Pavilion at the Indiana Dunes State Park (Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/Xzt2QjF2mvAgYUNe9)
6:07 PM SUNSET on the west side of the Pavilion on the BEACH at the Indiana Dunes State Park (Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/Xzt2QjF2mvAgYUNe9)
6:08 PM - 7:39 PM TWILIGHT on the west side of the Pavilion on the BEACH at the Indiana Dunes State Park (Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/Xzt2QjF2mvAgYUNe9)
7:40 PM NIGHT officially begins.
We start hiking in front of the Pavilion to the east to the sidewalk.
We take the sidewalk south along side the west side of Dunes Creek to the first left turn. We cross a bridge. There is a sign for the Le Petit Fort on the left after we cross the bridge. This is known as the Beach Trail. (Google Maps:https://goo.gl/maps/FZRsLEWcuS7ngFF39)
We take the Beach Trail east to the Campground and through it all the way to Nature Center area (Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/uEA5qkw6oDb7AbZp7)
We take the Nature Center Trail east to Trail 10 and take it all the way to the Trail 2 Boardwalk. (Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/5zhud1pGVGp3Bam86)
We will sit or stand on the Trail 2 Boardwalk and discuss photography.
8:55 PM MOONRISE seen from the Great Marsh on Trail 2 of the Indiana Dunes State Park (Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/esTcL5a2iDe2G62h9)
9:15 PM We hike the same way backwards to where are vehicles are parked by the Pavilion
10:00 PM We go home perhaps better than when we arrived.
WHAT SHOULD YOU BRING?
1 - Weather info for clothing: IndianaDunesHiking.com/Weather-Forecasts
2 - Water
3 - Snacks
4 - Sense of adventure
5 - Various senses of humor
6 - Flashlight with red, green, or blue covering with cellophane (from Hobby Lobby as an example). If you don't have a cover just bring it and always point it down to the ground. HEAD LAMPS NOT RECOMMENDED. They just shine in everyone's eyes and then you can't see the night sky or birds in trees.
7 - Energy
8 - Dogs are not required but social friendly ones that can interact safely with humans and other dogs are welcome. Junk yard guard dogs named Killer are not recommended to come on THESE hikes. I will take them on a custom hike. Just email RonSemanEvent@Gmail.com
WHAT WILL YOU ACCOMPLISH? A quick dozen reasons!
1 - Build UP your microbiome with biodiversity
2 - Build UP your social skills
3 - Build UP your social skills
4 - Build UP your good brain chemicals from microbes
5 - Build UP your immune system from microbes
6 - Build UP your knowledge of Diana of the Dunes
7 - Build UP your knowledge of who helped and how the parks were truly formed
8 - Build UP your knowledge of who helped and how the parks were truly formed
9 -Lower anxiety
10 -Lower depression
11 -Lower weight
12 - Learn how to dry off from falling in a wetland
WHO IS RON SEMAN?
SEE some Photos
AARP The Magazine, October / November 2022 issue
Cool graphic relating to sunset and night!