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<August 2013>

Full Moon Hike - Estrella
Estrella Mountain Park
The desert is beautiful at night. Experience it first hand on this 2-mile guided walk. This walk will be on our Coldwater trail, a relatively flat, wide trail. Flashlights are welcome, but may not be necessary. Meet at the Nature Center parking lot, then we will relocate to the trailhead.

Date: 8/21/2013
Time: 7:00 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 vehicle entry fee
Location: Estrella Mountain Regional Park
14805 W. Vineyard Ave
Goodyear, AZ  
Night hike is a go! - August Moonlit Hike - McDowell
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
It may be cloudy, but the chance of rain is gone, so our hike is a GO! There is no better way to experience the desert than on a night hike by the light of the moon. Join Ranger Amy to experience the desert come alive at McDowell Mountain Regional Park on this 'almost full' moon hike. Flashlights are not necessary, but permitted. Bring plenty of water and sturdy shoes. Bring a blacklight for scorpion hunting if you have one. Hiking time is 2 1/2 hours, and 3 miles. No pets please. Hikes begin at the Trailhead Staging area. Moonlit hike programs are free with $6/vehicle entry to the Park.

Date: 8/21/2013
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM    Duration: 2 1/2 hours
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.
Fountain Hills, AZ  
Full Moon Hike - Spur Cross
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
August 21 Wednesday 7:30 pm Full Moon Hike (moderate) The Conservation Area is a different experience when seen softly illuminated by the silver moon. While we will attempt to minimize the use of flashlights, bring one in case you need it.

Date: 8/21/2013
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM    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
Full Moon Hike - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Join us for this 2-mile hike under the glowing light of August’s “Full Red Moon.” This is a is a great opportunity to experience sights and sounds of the desert at night! Bring your sense of adventure for this interpretive hike with our park ranger, Ranger B. Please bring a flashlight, water, and closed-toe shoes. No pets, please. Location: Trail Staging Area.

Date: 8/21/2013
Time: 7:30 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car