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<February 2013>

Pemberton Trail activity
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
On Sunday, February 3rd, many runners will be on the Pemberton Trail and the Scenic Trail until late morning. Both trails will remain open but expect to encounter runners on both trails.

Date: 2/3/2013
Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Duration: 4 hours
Registration Required: Yes    
Fee: $6.00 per vehicle to entry the County Regional Park
Contact: Rand Hubbell, Park Supervisor
Location: McDowell Mountain Regional Park
16,300 N. McDowell Mountain Park Drive
Fountain Hills, AZ, AZ  
Rock Art of Spur Cross
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
February 3 Sunday 9:00 am Rock Art of Spur Cross (moderate) The petroglyphs found in Spur Cross were created hundreds of years ago by the Hohokam people. Come and walk in their footsteps as we visit a few of the more impressive sites in the park during this two-hour hike. No dogs on this hike please.

Date: 2/3/2013
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Duration: 2 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
Trail Master Series - Level 6 - San Tan
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
Have you hiked all 20 miles of the beautiful trails at San Tan? Join the adventure and increase your skill level as we hike every trail in the park, while gradually increasing difficulty as we go along. This is the sixth hike in the series and will be 6.4-miles round trip. Please wear appropriate hiking attire and bring water and snacks.

Date: 2/3/2013
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM    Duration: 3.5 hours
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 vehicle park entry fee
More Info:
Contact: (480) 655-5554
Location: San Tan Mountain Regional Park - Visitor Center
6533 W Phillips Road
Queen Creek, AZ  
New to Arizona? - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Are you new to Arizona? Are you curious about cactus and scared of snakes? If so, join us for an introductory experience to the Sonoran Desert. After a question-and-answer session, we will take an enjoyable quarter-mile walk on our scenic Desert Hawk Trail. Please bring water and closed-toe shoes. Location: Nature Center.

Date: 2/3/2013
Time: 10:00 AM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
Super Saguaro Walk - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Why do saguaros grow arms? Can you estimate the age of a saguaro? Can you drink water from one? If you would like to know the answers to these questions, or any questions you may have about saguaros, then this quarter-mile stroll along the scenic Desert Hawk Trail is for you! Location: Nature Center.

Date: 2/3/2013
Time: 1:30 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car