As you may know, the end of the Mayan Long-Count calendar arrives with the winter solstice of 2012. That’s December 21, 2012.
In central New Mexico the solstice arrives at 4:12 AM, so an inventive company is going to celebrate the event a few hours later with a Sunset Float. They company, Quiet Waters Paddling Adventures, has a Web site complete with a countdown clock to the Mayan end of the world.
The company is hoping the apocalypse will be more closely aligned with the original Greek meaning of the term (a revelation of something hidden), rather than the actual end of the world. The tour will gather together at 1:30 in the afternoon, then head to the Rio, where we’ll take in the famous Sandia Sunset, following with a campfire, snacks, hot chocolate, and the ubiquitous S’mores.
The company offers this disclaimer, “Obviously, if the world really does end at 4:12 AM, this event will be canceled.”
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