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Hayride-Philosophy Walk: Philosophy by Moonlight

October 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Please join us on Friday, October 2nd from 6pm-9pm for our October Philosophy Walk.  Featuring guest speaker/walk guide, Lowell Jaeger — Author, Teacher, Founder of Many Voices Press, and 2017-2019 Montana Poet Laureate — this MOONLIGHT hayride-philosophy walk on Merlin Nature Preserve is inspired by the Harvest Moon.  Enjoy an evening of storytelling, conversation, philosophy, and community beneath the stars….

About Our Hayride-Walk Guide

Lowell Jaeger

Lowell Jaeger is a 2017-2019 Montana Poet Laureate and has taught writing courses at Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell, Montana for 36 years.  He is the author of eight collections of poems, recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Montana Arts Council, and winner of the Grolier Poetry Peace Prize.  In 2012 Jaeger was awarded the Montana Governor’s Humanities Award for his work in promoting thoughtful civic discourse. 




Where We’ll Meet

Meeting/Hike Location: Merlin Nature Preserve

Directions to Merlin Nature Preserve:  Our group will meeting in the Silver City Saloon parking lot located at 6042 Lincoln Road West.  From there we will take a hayride to Merlin Nature Preserve (approx. 3.5 miles from the SCS parking lot).  To reach the Silver City Saloon parking lot from Helena, take either the 15, N. Montana Ave. or Green Meadow Drive to Lincoln Rd.  Turn left onto Lincoln Road & head west (toward Marysville/Canyon Creek).  Drive roughly 6.5 miles.  Silver City Saloon will be on your right hand side.  Click here for google maps directions.

Due to nature preserve logistics, registration and/or confirmation of attendance for our Moonlight Philosophy Walk is requiredSpace is limited.  Please plan on arriving approx. 15 minutes before hike/walk start time.

To learn more & reserve your spot(s) for this walk visit our philosophy walks page. 


Merlin Nature Preserve
6042 Lincoln Road West
Helena, MT 59635 United States
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Marisa Diaz-Waian
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