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Events for 10/29/2014
Exploring the Dragonfly Trail - Spur Cross
October 29 Wednesday 8:00 am Exploring the Dragonfly Trail (moderate) Come along with park doce ...

Ranger-led hike on the North Trail - McDowell
Join the Ranger on the 3-mile North trail for a hike surrounded by beautiful Sonoran Desert! We wil ...

"Just for Kids" - Storytime in the Desert - Usery Park
Kids (including parents and caregivers) will learn about our desert through a fun story, game, and a ...

Night Shredders - San Tan
If you’re looking for an adventure where your trail riding abilities will be challenged, then look n ...

Upcoming Events in October
Desert Wash Discovery - White Tank Mtn.  (10/1/2014  8:00 AM)
Exploring Spur Cross  (10/1/2014  9:00 AM)
Night Shredders - San Tan  (10/1/2014  8:00 PM)
Exploring New Trails - Come Hike it with the Park Ranger! - Lake Pleasant  (10/2/2014  7:00 AM)
Homeschool: Intro. to Junior Ranger - San Tan  (10/2/2014  9:00 AM)
The Desert Floor - McDowell  (10/2/2014  9:00 AM)
Exploring New Trails - Come Hike it with the Park Ranger! - Lake Pleasant  (10/3/2014  7:00 AM)
Fridays Fitness Hike- McDowell -4 Peaks/Horse Staging Area  (10/3/2014  7:00 AM)
Geology Underfoot - San Tan  (10/3/2014  9:00 AM)
Home School Program: "No Bats in my Belfry!" - Usery Park  (10/3/2014  9:00 AM)
Desert Awareness - Desert Knowledge - Lake Pleasant  (10/3/2014  2:00 PM)
All About Ants - Usery Park  (10/3/2014  6:00 PM)
Clay Mine Adventure! - Cave Creek Regional Park  (10/3/2014  6:00 PM)
Animal Flashlight Walk - Usery Park  (10/3/2014  7:30 PM)
Ghosts -n- Goldmines - San Tan  (10/3/2014  7:30 PM)
San Tan Shredders Mountain Bike Group - San Tan  (10/4/2014  6:30 AM)
Early Bird Walk and Program - White Tank Mtn.  (10/4/2014  8:00 AM)
Hohokam Houses - the Ruins of Spur Cross  (10/4/2014  9:00 AM)
Wag 'n' Walk Dog Adoption Hike - Usery Park  (10/4/2014  9:00 AM)
Desert Denizen's - Cave Creek Regional Park  (10/4/2014  10:00 AM)
Feeding Frenzy! - Cave Creek Regional Park  (10/4/2014  11:00 AM)
Lunch with the Critters -Estrella Park  (10/4/2014  11:00 AM)
Reptile Feeding - McDowell  (10/4/2014  11:00 AM)
Desert Hiking Tips - Lake Pleasant  (10/4/2014  1:00 PM)
Reptile Feeding - San Tan  (10/4/2014  6:00 PM)
Animal Flashlight Walk - San Tan  (10/4/2014  7:30 PM)
Birding Adventures - San Tan  (10/5/2014  7:00 AM)
Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross  (10/6/2014  8:00 AM)
Sunset and Full Moon Hike to Yavapai Point Lookout - Lake Pleasant  (10/8/2014  6:00 PM)
Family Full Moonlight Mile Hike - McDowell  (10/8/2014  6:30 PM)
Full Moon Hike - Spur Cross  (10/8/2014  7:00 PM)
Full Moon Hike -Estrella Park  (10/8/2014  7:30 PM)
Night Shredders - San Tan  (10/8/2014  8:00 PM)
Plants of the Sonoran Desert - White Tank Mtn.  (10/9/2014  8:00 AM)
Pleasant Paddlers Program - Sunset & Full Moon Paddle - Lake Pleasant  (10/9/2014  6:00 PM)
Exploring Cottonwood Wash Petroglyph Hike - Lake Pleasant  (10/10/2014  7:00 AM)
Fridays Fitness Hike- McDowell - Wagner Trailhead  (10/10/2014  7:00 AM)
Rattlesnakes of America Talk - Lake Pleasant  (10/10/2014  2:00 PM)
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn.  (10/10/2014  3:00 PM)
All About Bats - San Tan  (10/10/2014  6:30 PM)
Family Moonlight Hike - White Tank Mtn.  (10/10/2014  7:00 PM)
Scorpion Search -Estrella Park  (10/10/2014  7:00 PM)
Moonlight Hike - San Tan  (10/10/2014  8:00 PM)
Competitive Track Closed - McDowell  (10/11/2014  7:00 AM)
Fun with a Bow - Archery 101 7AM Class - Lake Pleasant  (10/11/2014  7:00 AM)
Archery 101 a - Cave Creek Regional Park  (10/11/2014  8:00 AM)
Birds of Estrella -Estrella Park  (10/11/2014  8:00 AM)
"Little Explorers": Just for Kids - San Tan  (10/11/2014  9:00 AM)
Become a Jr. Ranger - McDowell  (10/11/2014  9:00 AM)
Fun with a Bow - Archery 101 9AM Class - Lake Pleasant  (10/11/2014  9:00 AM)
Rock Art of Spur Cross  (10/11/2014  9:00 AM)
Archery 101 b - Cave Creek Regional Park  (10/11/2014  10:00 AM)
Library Program - Venomous Creatures of the Desert - White Tank Mtn.  (10/11/2014  10:30 AM)
Birds of the Sonoran Desert -Estrella Park  (10/11/2014  11:00 AM)
Archery "OPEN RANGE"- Cave Creek Regional Park  (10/11/2014  12:00 PM)
Desert Edibles - San Tan  (10/11/2014  1:00 PM)
Desert Awareness - Desert Knowledge - Lake Pleasant  (10/11/2014  2:00 PM)
Adult Moonlight Hike - White Tank Mtn.  (10/11/2014  7:00 PM)
The Haunted Desert - San Tan  (10/11/2014  7:30 PM)
Competitive Track Closed - McDowell  (10/12/2014  7:00 AM)
Kids Series: Tortoise Tots -Estrella Park  (10/12/2014  11:00 AM)
Hiking 101 - San Tan  (10/12/2014  12:00 PM)
Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross  (10/13/2014  8:00 AM)
Wellness Program -Estrella Park  (10/15/2014  9:00 AM)
All About Vultures - Usery Park  (10/15/2014  12:00 PM)
Night Shredders - San Tan  (10/15/2014  8:00 PM)
Wildlife Watch at Nursery Tank - McDowell  (10/16/2014  8:00 AM)
Homeschool: Learn your Lizards - San Tan  (10/16/2014  9:00 AM)
Beneath the Surface of Lake Pleasant - Lake Pleasant  (10/16/2014  2:00 PM)
Fridays Fitness Hike- McDowell -Trailhead Staging Area  (10/17/2014  7:00 AM)
Lake Pleasant and It's History - Lake Pleasant  (10/17/2014  1:00 PM)
San Tan Shredders: Trail Etiquette and Basic Bike Maintenance - San Tan  (10/17/2014  5:00 PM)
All About Scorpions - San Tan  (10/17/2014  6:00 PM)
Desert Nights - Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park  (10/17/2014  6:00 PM)
Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration and Sampler - White Tank Mtn.  (10/17/2014  6:30 PM)
Movie Night in the Park: "Desert Animals: Outlaws and Skeletons" - Usery Park  (10/17/2014  7:00 PM)
Scorpion Hunt: Search for the Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion - San Tan  (10/17/2014  7:30 PM)
Night Shredders - San Tan  (10/17/2014  8:00 PM)
TRAILWORK Volunteer Day - San Tan  (10/18/2014  7:00 AM)
Elephant Mountain Fortress Hike - Spur Cross  (10/18/2014  8:00 AM)
Geocache Fun 101 - McDowell  (10/18/2014  9:00 AM)
Lunch with the Critters -Estrella Park  (10/18/2014  11:00 AM)
History of the White Tanks - White Tank Mtn.  (10/18/2014  1:00 PM)
Junior Tracker -Estrella Park  (10/18/2014  2:00 PM)
Goofy Ghost Walk - Usery Park  (10/18/2014  7:00 PM)
Stargazing at Spur Cross  (10/18/2014  7:30 PM)
Introduction to the Sonoran Desert - San Tan  (10/19/2014  8:00 AM)
Photography 101 -Estrella Park  (10/19/2014  9:30 AM)
Sonoran Desert Survival - San Tan  (10/19/2014  12:00 PM)
Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross  (10/20/2014  8:00 AM)
Rock Art of Spur Cross  (10/22/2014  9:00 AM)
Night Shredders - San Tan  (10/22/2014  8:00 PM)
Sunrise Hike - White Tank Mtn.  (10/23/2014  6:15 AM)
Exploring New Trails with the Park Ranger! - Lake Pleasant  (10/23/2014  7:00 AM)
Easy Mountain Bike Ride - McDowell  (10/23/2014  8:00 AM)
Fall Fitness Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park  (10/23/2014  8:00 AM)
Lake Pleasant and the Central Arizona Project Connection - Lake Pleasant  (10/23/2014  2:00 PM)
Exploring New Trails - Come Hike it with the Park Ranger! - Lake Pleasant  (10/24/2014  7:00 AM)
Fridays Fitness Hike - Dixie Mine Trailhead (End of Golden Eagle Blvd) - McDowell  (10/24/2014  7:00 AM)
"Know Your Knots" Park Ranger Program - Lake Pleasant  (10/24/2014  2:00 PM)
All About Scorpions - Usery Park  (10/24/2014  6:00 PM)
Zombie Apocalypse: Can you SURVIVE? - San Tan  (10/24/2014  7:00 PM)
Scorpion Hunt (Last one of the year!!) - Usery Park  (10/24/2014  7:30 PM)
Black Rock Archaeology Walk - White Tank Mtn.  (10/25/2014  8:00 AM)
Library Program - The Big Green - White Tank Mtn.  (10/25/2014  10:30 AM)
Exploring New Trails - Come Hike it with the Park Ranger! - Lake Pleasant  (10/25/2014  12:00 PM)
Archery 101 - Usery Park  (10/25/2014  1:00 PM)
Reptile Feeding - McDowell  (10/25/2014  1:00 PM)
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn.  (10/25/2014  1:00 PM)
PROGRAM CANCELLED Night Time Birds, Live! At Visitor Center - Lake Pleasant  (10/25/2014  2:00 PM)
“Open House and Halloween Howl!” - Cave Creek Regional Park  (10/25/2014  5:00 PM)
Haunted Howl-o-ween Bash - San Tan  (10/25/2014  6:00 PM)
Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross  (10/27/2014  8:00 AM)
Tales of the Sonoran Desert - White Tank Mtn.  (10/27/2014  11:00 AM)
All About Camping - Usery Park  (10/28/2014  12:00 PM)
Exploring New Trails with the Park Ranger - Lake Pleasant  (10/30/2014  7:00 AM)
Fall Fitness Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park  (10/30/2014  8:00 AM)
10 Common Birds of the Sonoran Desert - McDowell  (10/30/2014  9:00 AM)
Homeschool: Know Your Snakes - San Tan  (10/30/2014  9:00 AM)
A Close Look at Rocks, Minerals and Crystals - Lake Pleasant  (10/30/2014  2:00 PM)
McDowell Friday Fitness Hike-Tom's Thumb Trailhead (end of 128th st.*OUTSIDE* of park)- DIFFICULT  (10/31/2014  7:00 AM)
Pleasant Paddlers Program - Exploring the Islands of Lake Pleasant  (10/31/2014  7:00 AM)
Take a Hike on Halloween- San Tan  (10/31/2014  7:00 AM)
Desert Edibles Walk - Usery Park  (10/31/2014  9:00 AM)
Haunted Hike! - Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park  (10/31/2014  6:00 PM)
Halloween Party - White Tank Mtn.  (10/31/2014  7:00 PM)
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