The October Walk by the Light of Moon Walk, sponsored by the Bitterroot National Forest, has been cancelled, due to the federal government shutdown.

The walk was to be the finale of the monthly evening sessions this year. This one required more set up than usual, being the Ghost Moon. Volunteers each year dress up as historic figures of the past who met untimely ends in the forests of Montana and Idaho.

The walk was cancelled because the U.S. Forest Service has furloughed staff until the end of the government shutdown, which continues to be debated in Congress.

The Ghost Moon Walk will not be rescheduled, according to a press release from Forest Supervisor Julie King. Her monthly Forest Friday breakfast has also been cancelled.

Both events were scheduled for Friday, October 18.