The most vibrant experiences, the ones that burn in the back of our minds, are the times we disrupt the cycle and break routine. We challenge you to #HangTheMoon

THE FIRST STEP TO EXPLORATION IS LEAVING THE BOUNDARIES OF THE KNOWN. 

Discovery exists exclusively over horizons in areas unfamiliar to our everyday lives. In these sacred untouched places our thinking adapts to gentler primal ideas. In the enveloping darkness, instead of thinking about what we see, we are permitted to wonder about what we don’t see. We play with possibilities that exist outside of our conditioned and illuminated thinking. 

WHEN OUR EYES ADJUST TO THE DARKNESS, SIMPLER IDEAS LIGHT OUR WAY.

Grand Trunk has teamed with renowned naturalist and conservation photographer Mac Stone, in partnership with the International Dark-Sky Association and the National Forrest Foundation, to issue a challenge. The challenge is to Hang The Moon. 

The Hang The Moon project challenges you to reignite your imagination and hang your hammock at night. For one night, hang beneath the biggest patch of open sky you can find. Count the shooting stars and connect the dots. Point with your fingers and search for words that pinpoint the star you’re looking at. 

Experience an entire night, sleeping outside in the landscape and soundscape of a bigger, often unseen world, absent of light pollution. 

KEEPING THE NIGHT DARK IS A SHARED CALLING. 

We want you to share it all with #HangTheMoon, signup to take the challenge and enter to win weekly prizes including Limited Edition Mac Stone Prints made especially for the Hang The Moon Project.

SO LOOK UPWARDS. FEEL SMALL AND CONNECT TO SOMETHING UNIMAGINABLY HUGE. 

STEP 1: GET INVOLVED

SIGN UP to receive a Limited Edition Mac Stone #HangTheMoon Print! Then get out and complete your nighttime adventure by 10/30.

STEP 2 : PLAN YOUR NIGHTTIME ADVENTURE

Start here to find the darkest sky and download some helpful stargazing material.

Check out this article from Mac Stone to get tips on how to photograph the night sky  

STEP 3: #HANGTHEMOON 

STEP 4 : INSPIRE YOUR COMMUNITY

1. Capture the dark sky and share your adventures using #HangTheMoon
2. Accumulate the most likes 
3. One winner chosen weekly on Thursdays through 10/30 will walk away with a $150 Grand Trunk Swag Package!

Plus, want to win the ULTIMATE ACCOLADE

Upload your photo to enter to win the #HangTheMoon Grand PrizeThe winning photo will be printed on a limited edition Grand Trunk Hammock!

The stars won't always shine....

#HangTheMoon was created to help raise awareness about light pollution and the risk we face if we don’t act now.

Grand Trunk is committing to preserving the darkest places of the world, 10% of the proceeds from sales during the 6-week challenge will be donated to the International Dark Sky Association.

Plus, Grand Trunk is instituting a lifetime Trees for US program to help protect and enrich our National Forests. For every dollar you donate, Grand Trunk will match your donation, after all, it takes 2 trees to hang a hammock. 

The National Forest Foundation’s Trees for US program plants native tree seedlings in areas that have been impacted by wildfire and other natural events. Working closely with the U.S. Forest Service, the NFF identifies high priority reforestation projects and provides funding to implement projects. The Trees for US program exists to help the U.S. Forest Service address a staggering backlog of reforestation need across the National Forest System. Through this program, the NFF plants more than 1 million trees per year.