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Migration Full Moon Walk at Coldwater Springs – Saturday October 28, 2023

Migration Full Moon Walk at Coldwater Springs – Saturday October 28, 2023


Coldwater Springs

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to Coldwater, bcc: me

Migration Full Moon Walk at Sacred Coldwater Springs

Saturday. October 28, 2023

Gather at the park entrance, 7pm

Park on the Hwy 55 access road

We are migrating seasons, leaves turning from green to yellow and red, to leaf fall. Color peak in the Twin Cities is normally the second week of October. You can smell fall in the air.

It’s a relief to be past steamy summer days. There’s a new energy, an appetite to get back to routine life. It’s a kind of new year in the color palette of nature and weather and animal behavior. Amid constant change of the turn of the wheel of the year, the sun still rises like hope.

Friends of Coldwater are grateful that the spring still flows although down from 144,000 gallons per day before the Highway 55 reroute in the 1990s to about 66,000 gpd. Water is what climate change is all about: floods, droughts, warming oceans and devastating storms.

Coldwater is an acknowledged Dakota sacred site. Friends of Coldwater seek to honor our 11,000-year-old landscape ancestor and the people whose dust we stand upon. So we return and return to remember the spirits that feed this Indigenous sacred site.

Full moon walks have been celebrated at Coldwater Springs each month since 2000. Traditional group howl when the moon peeks out.


Sunset 6:07 pm (51-minutes earlier than last full moon)

Moonrise 6:01 pm (1-hour and 10-minutes earlier than last month)

10-hours, 21-minutes of daylight

Moment of the full moon: 3:24 pm

Raindrops take 8-minutes traveling at 14.5 mph to fall to Earth from 10,000-feet.


DIRECTIONS: Coldwater Springs is between Minnehaha Park & Fort Snelling, in Minneapolis, just North of the Hwy 55/62 interchange. From Hwy 55/Hiawatha, turn East (toward the Mississippi) at 54th Street, take an immediate right, & drive all the way down the frontage road where you can park at the pay meters.

Gather at the cul-de-sac, which is the Coldwater Park entrance.

Free. All welcome.

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