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Celebrating Summer's Start With a 'Forest Bathing' in the Boise Foothills

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ANDREW CRISP
  • Andrew Crisp

In the age of smartphones and bingeable television, the moon and the stars are no longer the brightest lights around after dark, but the day after the summer solstice, one group will make an extra effort to reconnect with nature. The Boise Foothills Solstice Twilight Forest Bathing Walk will depart from the Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center on Saturday, June 22, at 6 p.m. on a leisurely but long (3-hour) walk through the foothills. Escape the glare of screens and join like-minded people at the end of the longest day of the year. The walk will draw to a close just as the sun starts to set, but even as twilight sets in, the celebration won’t end. Following the jaunt, participants will join in a tea ceremony featuring tea made from foraged local plants and organic appetizers.

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