On Sept. 22 Tonto National Monument will celebrate international observe the moon night. Throughout human history, great monuments have been erected, and many have been destroyed, civilizations have risen and collapsed — all of them under the same moon.
Join park rangers at 6 p.m. for an evening walk to the lower cliff dwelling and hear Native American stories about how the moon and stars were created. Participants are advised to wear sturdy walking shoes and must bring a flashlight and water, but no pets.
Take the opportunity to come together and take note of Earth’s nearest neighbor. Look up and see the moon in a totally different light. Program begins at the new amphitheater area near the Visitor Center. This free program is open to everyone.
Reservations are not required. For more information, please call Tonto National Monument at (928) 467-2241 or visit the monument’s Web site at www.nps.gov/tont.
Tonto National Monument is located four miles east of Roosevelt Dam on State Highway 188.