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<November 2013>

Progressive Fitness Hike #5 - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Want to increase your fitness level and also enjoy the outdoors? Hit the trails with us for a fun way to get back in shape! During this hike series, each hike will increase in length and difficulty in order to help you prepare for the grand finale hike – the 7.5-mile loop trail around Pass Mountain! This is a great way to get in shape and to hike many different trails in Usery Park at the same time. This hike series will take place every Saturday at 8am through December 7. This fifth hike of the series will be approximately 6.5 miles. Please bring water, hats, and closed-toe shoes. Location: Staging Area. Note: Participation in the 4th or 5th hike in this series is required to do the final hike. Please be aware that this series involves elevation changes, uneven terrain, and a moderate pace. Participants are expected to stay with the group.

Date: 11/30/2013
Time: 8:00 AM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
Hohokam Houses - the Ruins of Spur Cross
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
November 30 Saturday 9:00 am Ruins of Spur Cross (moderate) Join us for this 2.5 mile hike that will introduce you to the rich archaeological history of the area. See evidence of prehistoric Hohokam dwellings and learn about their culture as we trek on up to one of their mesa-top compounds.

Date: 11/30/2013
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM    Duration: 2.5 hours
Speaker: Kevin Smith, Interpretive ranger
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $3 per person
Contact: Kevin Smith, Park Ranger at 480-488-6623 or e-mail
Turkey Trot - San Tan
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
If you did a little gobble gobbling this holiday and you are looking for a fun activity outdoors come enjoy the morning with us as we go for a refreshing hike along the Stargazer loop. This will be a moderate hike approximately 2.3 miles in length. If the beauty of the mountains doesn't get your heart pumping, then the hike most certainly will. Please bring plenty of water, sunscreen and proper hiking attire.

Date: 11/30/2013
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM    Duration: 1.5 hours
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per vehicle park entry fee
More Info:
Contact: 480-655-5554
Location: San Tan Mountain Regional Park
6533 West Phillips Road
Queen Creek, AZ  
Stargazing for Everyone! - Estrella
Estrella Mountain Park
Tony LaConte and Carole LaConte bring the universe to you! Learn star names, see the constellations, and listen to stories of the night sky. View the moon, planets, star clusters, nebula, galaxies and more through their telescopes. We encourage you to bring your digital camera and binoculars to enjoy the views. The stargazing programs are outdoor events, dress appropriately and bring chairs or blankets for your seating comfort. Event will be held at the Arena area.

Date: 11/30/2013
Time: 7:30 PM    
Speaker: Tony LaConte
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 vehicle entry fee or annual pass