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<December 2013>

"facebook" Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park
Cave Creek Regional Park
This hike is for our loyal “facebook” followers. You are welcome to join us, of course. All we ask is that you “Like” and “Share” the park’s “facebook” page. Easy, right? Check the page for the “secret password” and meet at the Nature Center. Bring water and your camera so you can post pics of the adventure to our page. Meet at the Nature Center. Don’t forget your camera! You bring water & sturdy shoes. Contact Ranger Mark for more information at: Watch the park’s website for more information, updates or changes, prior to the event..

Date: 12/8/2013
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM    Duration: 2 hours
Speaker: Ranger Mark
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per vehicle park entry fee
Contact: Ranger Mark -
Location: Nature Center
37900 N. Cave Creek Parkway - 32nd St. / North from Carefree Highway
Cave Creek, AZ  
Beginning Desert Hiking - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Interested in learning how to hike in the desert? This easy hike on a level one-mile scenic trail will introduce you to the fun world of desert hiking! Park hosts, Mark and Lynn, will cover what to carry, what to wear, and how to hike safely in the desert. Location: Area 6.

Date: 12/8/2013
Time: 10:00 AM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
Brown Bag Historic Pemberton Ranch Hike - McDowell Park
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
Brown Bag Historic Pemberton Ranch Hike- Hike begins at the Trailhead Staging area. Join Ranger Amy on an interpretive hike to historic Pemberton Ranch. Children should have some previous hiking experience, as hiking time is 2 1/2 hours, and 3 miles. Bring a bag lunch for a picnic out at the ranch site, and of course, plenty of water and sturdy shoes for the hike. No pets please.

Date: 12/8/2013
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Duration: 2 hours
Speaker: Ranger Amy Burnett
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  
Desert Edibles Walk - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
How have people survived off the land for thousands of years? Which desert plants are edible and when are they edible? If you would like to know the answers to these questions, or any questions you may have about desert edibles, then this walk is for you! Join Ranger B on this quarter-mile stroll along the Desert Hawk Trail as he shares some useful facts about our edible desert plants. Please bring water and closed-toe shoes. Location: Nature Center.

Date: 12/8/2013
Time: 2:00 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car