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<December 2012>

Cardio Care Fitness Hike for 55+ - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Treat your heart to a needed dose of healthy exercise! In the beauty of our scenic Sonoran Desert we will enjoy this medium-paced cardio workout. This fun hike will do a 3-mile loop around the Blevins Trail.

Date: 12/6/2012
Time: 9:00 AM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
Fitness Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park
Cave Creek Regional Park
Who needs a treadmill? See how fun exercise can be out in the scenic setting of Cave Creek Regional Park. Come to one or all of the Fitness Hikes from now until December. All levels of fitness are welcome. We will set a moderate, steady pace, based on the fitness level of participants. Beginners are welcome. We will bring you throughout a different part of the park each week and total 2.5 to 3.5 miles each week. Meet at the Go John Trailhead

Date: 12/6/2012
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Duration: 2 hours
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per vehicle park entry fee
Contact: Ranger Mark -
Location: Meet at the Go John Trailhead
37900 N. Cave Creek Parkway85331
Plants of the Desert Southwest at White Tank Park
White Tank Mountains Regional Park
This is an informative hike that talks about how the desert flora survives in such a harsh environment. It is a short ¼ mile walk with a lot of information. This may not be of interest to young children. No dogs please. Meet in Area 4 lot at 9:45 am

Date: 12/6/2012
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Duration: 2 hours
Speaker: Roger Wilson
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per vehcile - Park entry fee
Location: Area 4
The Desert Grocery Store – North Trail- McDowell Park
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
The Sonoran Desert is a virtual grocery store and pharmacy… if you know where to look. See (and sample) some of what people used to eat before grocery stores came to Phoenix, and find out which ones are still consumed. Try a chocolate chip cookie made with mesquite flour, or a cracker with prickly pear jelly, along this easy, 2 mile stroll. Meet at the North Trail Trailhead.

Date: 12/6/2012
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM    
Speaker: Ranger Amy
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 per vehicle park entry fee
Contact: 480-471-0173x201
Location: McDowell Mountain Regional Park
16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ