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Fridays Fitness Hike – Wagner Trailhead
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
Fridays Fitness Hike – Various locations in Park- ALL Fridays Come to one or all of the Fitness Hiking Series, every Friday. We build up to a longer hike at the end of the month. Please wear sturdy shoes & bring plenty of water. This week's hike starts at the Wagner Trailhead, in the Campground Loop.

Date: 10/12/2012
Time: 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM    Duration: 1 1/2 hours
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 85269
Photo courtesy of www.visitphoenix.com, AZ  
Friday Fitness Series #2
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
October 12 Friday 8:00 am Friday Fitness Series #2 (moderate) Join us for this second of a series of Friday walks in October which progressively get more difficult each week. This second walk will be the Tortuga/Spur Cross loop for a total of about 3.5 miles. Participants need not be tri-athletes, just ordinary folks who would like to add diversity to their existing walking program. Wear sturdy shoes and bring plenty of water.

Date: 10/12/2012
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 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 kevinsmith@mail.maricopa.gov
 
Sunset Over Spur Cross
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
October 12 Friday 4:00 pm Sunset Over Spur Cross (easy) Come with us on a casual stroll along the Metate Trail as the sun sets over the hills of the conservation area. The twilight is a prime time to watch for wildlife and take pictures so bring some binoculars and a camera.

Date: 10/12/2012
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 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 kevinsmith@mail.maricopa.gov
 
All About Scorpions - Evening "Brown-Bag It" with Ranger B - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
How dangerous are scorpions? How can we protect ourselves from them? How do they survive and thrive in our desert? If you would like to know the answers to these questions, or any questions you may have about scorpions, then this one-hour presentation is for you! Bring your sandwich to the “Brown-Bag It” series inside our Nature Center as Ranger B shares some amazing facts about these desert dwellers. Location: Nature Center. Watch us feed our snakes after the program at 7pm. Then join our “Scorpion Hunt” at 7:30pm at no extra cost!

Date: 10/12/2012
Time: 6:00 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
 
 
Bug Theater- Cave Creek Regional Park
Cave Creek Regional Park
Join the Ranger and a bug expert from ASU, as we light up the night and see what creepy crawlies want to come visit us. This is a hit with the kids and you will be surprised how much you will enjoy it too! First we will start with a presentation on different types of insects and spiders that live in the desert and then we will create our own movie screen of bugs! We will see moths, beetles and even a praying mantis or two. Bring flashlights and go easy on the bug spray!! Bug guides will be on hand. You are more than welcome to enjoy a picnic dinner before hand and then meet with us afterwards. Meet at the Nature Center.

Date: 10/12/2012
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM    Duration: 1.5 hour
Speaker: Bug Experts from ASU and 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:
37019 N. Lava Lane85331
Scorpion Hunt (Last one of the year!!)- Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Did you know that scorpions glow in the dark under a blacklight? Join Ranger B as he leads us on this fun and safe night walk to find these elusive desert dwellers (using our eyes only). All ages will enjoy this casual one-hour/one-mile walk. Please wear closed-toe shoes and bring water and a flashlight (blacklights are recommended and are for sale for $10, batteries and tax included). No pets, please. Location: Trail Staging Area. Join our “All About Scorpions” program inside our Nature Center at 6pm and our snake feeding at 7pm at no extra cost!

Date: 10/12/2012
Time: 7:30 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car