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Thursday Morning Fitness Hike - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Want to get in shape and stay in shape? Want to meet others who want to do the same? Join us for this fun 2-3 mile moderate-pace hike through our scenic desert. Please bring water and closed-toe shoes. Location: Staging Area.

Date: 1/30/2014
Time: 8:00 AM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
 
 
Winter Fitness Hikes! - Cave Creek Regional Park
Cave Creek Regional Park
The “New Year” has arrived and we’re going to help you with your “fitness resolutions”! We will be hiking a variety of trails with varying degrees of difficulty, so lace ‘em up and meet us at the Nature Center to get started! Bring plenty of water! Contact Ranger Mark for more information at: markpaulat@mail.maricopa.gov. Watch the park’s website for more information, updates or changes, prior to the event.

Date: 1/30/2014
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Duration: 2 hours
Speaker: Ranger Mark
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per vehicle park entry fee
 
Contact: Ranger Mark - markpaulat@mail.maricopa.gov
Location: Meet at the Nature Center
 
Address:
37900 N. Cave Creek Parkway - 32nd St. / North from Carefree Highway
Cave Creek, AZ  
85331
Desert Birdwalk to Nursery Tank Pond- ADA Access- McDowell Park
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
Skip the sleeping in, and be rewarded with some of our colorful desert species who are out taking advantage of the cooler morning temps, too. Grab your binocs and come on out. No previous birding experience is required, only an interest in birds! This easy walk is along our less-than-½ mile accessible trail. Meet at Nursery Tank Trailhead.

Date: 1/30/2014
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Duration: 1 hour
Speaker: Ranger Amy
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 per vehicle park entry fee
 
Contact: amyburnett@mail.maricopa.gov 480-471-0173x201
Location: McDowell Mountain Regional Park
 
Address:
16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ  
85255
Birding Meetup - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Interested in meeting other birders and heading out together in search of birds? Come to Usery Park for a birding adventure with like-minded people. Please bring binoculars, water, and closed-toe shoes. Meet at the Staging Area.

Date: 1/30/2014
Time: 10:00 AM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
 
 
All About Century Plants (Agaves) - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Do century plants really live to be 100 years old? Come and find out! Learn all about this fascinating plant species that originated in the Americas, perfectly designed to not only survive - but thrive - in dry, toasty climates such as ours. Bring your sandwich to the “Brown-Bag It” series inside our Nature Center as plant specialist, Susan Peters, shares some amazing facts about these ultimate desert survivors.

Date: 1/30/2014
Time: 12:00 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
 
 
Ride with the Ranger - Cave Creek Regional Park
Cave Creek Regional Park
Mount up, Pardners! Join the posse at Cave Creek Trail Rides and go for a horseback ride thru the Sonoran Desert foothills with the Park Ranger. A great way to learn about and enjoy the beauty of the most bio-diverse desert on the planet! You must book your reservation with Cave Creek Trail Rides at: 623-742-6700 Giddy-up!

Date: 1/30/2014
Time: 1:00 PM    Duration: 1 hour
Speaker: Ranger Mark
Registration Required: Yes    
Fee: $6 per vehicle Park Entry Fee + Horse Rental Fee
 
More Info: http://www.cavecreektrailrides.com
Contact: Cave Creek Trail Rides 623-742-6700
Location: Cave Creek Trail Rides/ask for directions at Park main entrance
 
Address:
37019 North Lava Lane - 32nd St. / North from Carefree Highway
Cave Creek, AZ  
85331