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Elephant Mountain Fortress Hike - Spur Cross
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
December 29 Sunday 9:00 am Elephant Mountain Fortress Hike (strenuous) Join us for a 7 mile / 5 hour roundtrip trek into the backcountry to one of the premier archaeological sites in the conservation area. Participants need to be in good condition and familiar with what hiking on primitive trails for this distance entails. Participants must bring at least one liter of water. We recommend you have a hat, & dress in layers. No dogs on this hike please.

Date: 12/29/2013
Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM    Duration: 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 kevinsmith@mail.maricopa.gov
 
Sonoran Desert Simplified - San Tan
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
Welcome to the desert! This is a lush, diverse desert with lots of interesting residents. (And we’re not just talking about the animals!) This 1.3-mile hike will focus on the common plants and animals living here and the adaptations that allow them to thrive.

Date: 12/29/2013
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Duration: 1 hour
Speaker: Guest Speaker
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per vehicle park entry fee
 
Contact: 480-655-5554
Location: San Tan Mountain Regional Park Nature Center
 
Address:
6533 West Phillips Road
Queen Creek, AZ  
85242
"Just for Kids" - Little Desert Explorers - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
This 1-mile hike is designed for parents and caregivers with small children, ages 3 – 6 years. Using their senses, kids will discover lots of cool things about the plants and animals that call our desert “home.” We will explore the desert along the scenic Merkle Trail. The hard-smooth surface of this trail will accommodate wheelchairs and strollers. Please bring water, hats, and closed-toe shoes. Location: Area 6.

Date: 12/29/2013
Time: 2:00 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car