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Events for All Parks
October, 2014
Desert Wash Discovery - White Tank Mtn. - 10/1/2014
Exploring Spur Cross - 10/1/2014
Night Shredders - San Tan - 10/1/2014
Exploring New Trails - Come Hike it with the Park Ranger! - Lake Pleasant - 10/2/2014
Homeschool: Intro. to Junior Ranger - San Tan - 10/2/2014
The Desert Floor - McDowell - 10/2/2014
Exploring New Trails - Come Hike it with the Park Ranger! - Lake Pleasant - 10/3/2014
Fridays Fitness Hike- McDowell -4 Peaks/Horse Staging Area - 10/3/2014
Geology Underfoot - San Tan - 10/3/2014
Home School Program: "No Bats in my Belfry!" - Usery Park - 10/3/2014
Desert Awareness - Desert Knowledge - Lake Pleasant - 10/3/2014
All About Ants - Usery Park - 10/3/2014
Clay Mine Adventure! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 10/3/2014
Animal Flashlight Walk - Usery Park - 10/3/2014
Ghosts -n- Goldmines - San Tan - 10/3/2014
San Tan Shredders Mountain Bike Group - San Tan - 10/4/2014
Early Bird Walk and Program - White Tank Mtn. - 10/4/2014
Hohokam Houses - the Ruins of Spur Cross - 10/4/2014
Wag 'n' Walk Dog Adoption Hike - Usery Park - 10/4/2014
Desert Denizen's - Cave Creek Regional Park - 10/4/2014
Feeding Frenzy! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 10/4/2014
Lunch with the Critters -Estrella Park - 10/4/2014
Reptile Feeding - McDowell - 10/4/2014
Desert Hiking Tips - Lake Pleasant - 10/4/2014
Reptile Feeding - San Tan - 10/4/2014
Animal Flashlight Walk - San Tan - 10/4/2014
**CANCELLED** Birding Adventures - San Tan - 10/5/2014
Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross - 10/6/2014
Sunset and Full Moon Hike to Yavapai Point Lookout - Lake Pleasant - 10/8/2014
Family Full Moonlight Mile Hike *CANCELLED - McDowell - 10/8/2014
Night Shredders - San Tan - 10/8/2014
Full Moon Hike - Spur Cross **CANCELLED** - 10/8/2014
Full Moon Hike - Estrella Park - Please read full posting - 10/8/2014
CANCELED - Plants of the Sonoran Desert - White Tank Mtn. - 10/9/2014
Pleasant Paddlers Program - Sunset & Full Moon Paddle - Lake Pleasant - 10/9/2014
Exploring Cottonwood Wash Petroglyph Hike - Lake Pleasant - 10/10/2014
Fridays Fitness Hike- McDowell - Wagner Trailhead - 10/10/2014
Rattlesnakes of America Talk - Lake Pleasant - 10/10/2014
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn. - 10/10/2014
All About Bats - San Tan - 10/10/2014
Family Moonlight Hike - White Tank Mtn. - 10/10/2014
Scorpion Search -Estrella Park - 10/10/2014
Moonlight Hike - San Tan - 10/10/2014
Competitive Track Closed - McDowell - 10/11/2014
Fun with a Bow - Archery 101 7AM Class - Lake Pleasant - 10/11/2014
Archery 101 a - Cave Creek Regional Park - 10/11/2014
Birds of Estrella -Estrella Park - 10/11/2014
"Little Explorers": Just for Kids - San Tan - 10/11/2014
Become a Jr. Ranger - McDowell - 10/11/2014
Fun with a Bow - Archery 101 9AM Class - Lake Pleasant - 10/11/2014
Rock Art of Spur Cross - 10/11/2014
Archery 101 b - Cave Creek Regional Park - 10/11/2014
Library Program - Venomous Creatures of the Desert - White Tank Mtn. - 10/11/2014
Birds of the Sonoran Desert -Estrella Park - 10/11/2014
Archery "OPEN RANGE"- Cave Creek Regional Park - 10/11/2014
Desert Edibles - San Tan - 10/11/2014
Desert Awareness - Desert Knowledge - Lake Pleasant - 10/11/2014
Adult Moonlight Hike - White Tank Mtn. - 10/11/2014
The Haunted Desert - San Tan - 10/11/2014
Competitive Track Closed - McDowell - 10/12/2014
Kids Series: Tortoise Tots -Estrella Park - 10/12/2014
Hiking 101 - San Tan - 10/12/2014
Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross - 10/13/2014
Wellness Program -Estrella Park - 10/15/2014
All About Vultures - Usery Park - 10/15/2014
Night Shredders - San Tan - 10/15/2014
Wildlife Watch at Nursery Tank - McDowell - 10/16/2014
Homeschool: Learn your Lizards - San Tan - 10/16/2014
Beneath the Surface of Lake Pleasant - Lake Pleasant - 10/16/2014
Fridays Fitness Hike- McDowell -Trailhead Staging Area - 10/17/2014
PROGRAM CANCELLED Lake Pleasant and It's History - Lake Pleasant - 10/17/2014
All About Scorpions - San Tan - 10/17/2014
Desert Nights - Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park - 10/17/2014
Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration and Sampler - White Tank Mtn. - 10/17/2014
Movie Night in the Park: "Desert Animals: Outlaws and Skeletons" - Usery Park - 10/17/2014
Scorpion Hunt: Search for the Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion - San Tan - 10/17/2014
Night Shredders - San Tan - 10/17/2014
TRAILWORK Volunteer Day - San Tan - 10/18/2014
Elephant Mountain Fortress Hike - Spur Cross **CANCELLED** - 10/18/2014
Geocache Fun 101 - McDowell - 10/18/2014
Lunch with the Critters -Estrella Park - 10/18/2014
History of the White Tanks - White Tank Mtn. - 10/18/2014
Junior Tracker -Estrella Park - 10/18/2014
Goofy Ghost Walk - Usery Park - 10/18/2014
Stargazing at Spur Cross - 10/18/2014
Introduction to the Sonoran Desert - San Tan - 10/19/2014
Rocks and Streams Walk - Spur Cross - 10/19/2014
Photography 101 -Estrella Park - 10/19/2014
Sonoran Desert Survival - San Tan - 10/19/2014
Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross - 10/20/2014
Rock Art of Spur Cross - 10/22/2014
Night Shredders - San Tan - 10/22/2014
CANCELED - Sunrise Hike - White Tank Mtn. - 10/23/2014
Exploring New Trails with the Park Ranger! - Lake Pleasant - 10/23/2014
Easy Mountain Bike Ride - McDowell - 10/23/2014
Fall Fitness Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park - 10/23/2014
Lake Pleasant and the Central Arizona Project Connection - Lake Pleasant - 10/23/2014
Exploring New Trails - Come Hike it with the Park Ranger! - Lake Pleasant - 10/24/2014
Fridays Fitness Hike - Dixie Mine Trailhead (End of Golden Eagle Blvd) - McDowell - 10/24/2014
"Know Your Knots" Park Ranger Program - Lake Pleasant - 10/24/2014
All About Scorpions - Usery Park - 10/24/2014
Zombie Apocalypse: Can you SURVIVE? - San Tan - 10/24/2014
Scorpion Hunt (Last one of the year!!) - Usery Park - 10/24/2014
Black Rock Archaeology Walk - White Tank Mtn. - 10/25/2014
Make a Difference Day: Build Bat houses at McDowell Mountain Regional Park - 10/25/2014
Bike Demo - Estrella Park - 10/25/2014
Petroglyph Hike -Estrella Park - 10/25/2014
Library Program - The Big Green - White Tank Mtn. - 10/25/2014
PROGRAM CANCELLED Exploring New Trails - Come Hike it with the Park Ranger! - Lake Pleasant - 10/25/2014
Archery 101 - Usery Park - 10/25/2014
Reptile Feeding - McDowell - 10/25/2014
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn. - 10/25/2014
PROGRAM CANCELLED Night Time Birds, Live! At Visitor Center - Lake Pleasant - 10/25/2014
“Open House and Halloween Howl!” - Cave Creek Regional Park - 10/25/2014
Ghost Story Campfire -Estrella Park - 10/25/2014
Haunted Howl-o-ween Bash - San Tan - 10/25/2014
STARGAZING - Halloween Spirit Event - 10/25/2014
Kids Series: Tortoise Tots -Estrella Park - 10/26/2014
Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross - 10/27/2014
Tales of the Sonoran Desert - White Tank Mtn. - 10/27/2014
All About Camping - Usery Park - 10/28/2014
Exploring the Dragonfly Trail - Spur Cross - 10/29/2014
Ranger-led hike on the North Trail - McDowell - 10/29/2014
Wellness Program -Estrella Park - 10/29/2014
"Just for Kids" - Storytime in the Desert - Usery Park - 10/29/2014
Night Shredders - San Tan - 10/29/2014
Exploring New Trails with the Park Ranger - Lake Pleasant - 10/30/2014
Fall Fitness Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park - 10/30/2014
**CANCELLED** Homeschool: Know Your Snakes - San Tan - 10/30/2014
10 Common Birds of the Sonoran Desert - McDowell - 10/30/2014
A Close Look at Rocks, Minerals and Crystals - Lake Pleasant - 10/30/2014
McDowell Friday Fitness Hike-Tom's Thumb Trailhead (end of 128th st.*OUTSIDE* of park)- DIFFICULT - 10/31/2014
Pleasant Paddlers Program - Exploring the Islands of Lake Pleasant - 10/31/2014
Take a Hike on Halloween- San Tan - 10/31/2014
Desert Edibles Walk - Usery Park - 10/31/2014
Haunted Trail -Estrella Park - 10/31/2014
Haunted Hike! - Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park - 10/31/2014
Halloween Party - White Tank Mtn. - 10/31/2014


Events for All Parks
November, 2014
McDowell Trailhead Staging Area - Closed Saturday and Sunday morning - 11/1/2014
Runners on the Pemberton Trail-McDowell - 11/1/2014
Progressive Fitness Hike #1 - Usery Park - 11/1/2014
Demo new mountain bikes-McDowell - 11/1/2014
Desert Denizen's - Cave Creek Regional Park - 11/1/2014
Rock Art of Spur Cross - 11/1/2014
Wag ‘n’ Walk Dog Adoption Hike - Usery Park - 11/1/2014
Yappy Days - San Tan - 11/1/2014

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