May 25 – Philosophical Hiking at Liberty Lake

May 25, 2024 9:00 am 15

Do you long to deepen your relationship with the trees, rivers, flora, and fauna? Have you ever stood in awe of an ancient cedar? On Saturday, May 25th join EWU Philosophy Student and Hike Docent Andi Chatburn for a unique exploration of the Tao and nature at Liberty Lake Cedars. You will have several nature and walking mediation options to choose from as you explore the flowing unity, interdependence, and harmony that arises from a relationship with the more than human world. Based on his expertise and passion for Taoist philosophy, Richard Murphy has selected an introductory article prior to the event for your reading.

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This hike’s generally flat terrain and wide trail make it available to those who feel confident traversing nearly five miles at a mindful pace. We encourage hiking poles for those who prefer them and stable closed-toe hiking shoes. Please plan for the varieties of Spring weather in the Inland Northwest, including layers for both sun and cool shade, as well as the possibility of rain, including a rain jacket or poncho. We recommend having at least 1L of water and a small pack with a snack. Consider bringing a journal if you would like to write down reflections or make a quick sketch to remember insights from the event.

When: Saturday, May 25th starting at 9am

Where: Liberty Lake Idaho Road parking area, on the right past the Zephyr Road County Park entrance (also sometimes referred to as the “equestrian trailhead”). This is NOT the “ORV” (Off Road Vehicle) parking which is also up Idaho Road and looks like a Trailhead, but is on the opposite side of the road. (Map to parking)