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Fitness Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park
Cave Creek Regional Park
Who needs a treadmill? See how fun exercise can be out in the scenic setting of Cave Creek Regional Park. Come to one or all of the Fitness Hikes from now until December. All levels of fitness are welcome. We will set a moderate, steady pace, based on the fitness level of participants. Beginners are welcome. We will bring you throughout a different part of the park each week and total 2.5 to 3.5 miles each week. Meet at the Go John Trailhead

Date: 11/29/2012
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Duration: 2 hours
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per vehicle park entry fee
 
Contact: Ranger Mark - markpaulat@mail.maricopa.gov
Location: Meet at the Go John Trailhead
 
Address:
37019 N. Lava Lane85331
Thursday Bird Walk - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
How do you tell one brown bird from the next, and what are the first three items to look for as the little rascal flits off? Are you already a novice but interested in keeping a yearly, state or country bird list? Bird expert, Sandy Hornbaker, will talk about bird habitat, behavior, range, etc. as we go in search of the native birds in this area. Please bring binoculars, water, and closed-toe shoes. Location: Trail Staging Area.

Date: 11/29/2012
Time: 9:00 AM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
 
 
"Just for Kids" - Story Time in the Desert - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Kids (including parents and grandparents) will learn about our desert through a fun story, game, and a short nature walk. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy after the program as we have three shaded playgrounds in our park. Please bring water, hats, and closed-toe shoes. Location: Nature Center.

Date: 11/29/2012
Time: 11:00 AM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
 
 
Intro to Animal Tracking -Nursery Tank Trail– McDowell Park
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
Intro to Animal Tracking Ever wondered what animal left their mark on the trail before you? Even when we don’t see actual animals, we can determine which animals are in the Park through signs such as tracks and scat. On this short 0.6 mile round trip walk to the Nursery Tank pond, we’ll use the clues they left behind to find out which animals visited the night before. Meet at the Nursery Tank Trailhead.

Date: 11/29/2012
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM    Duration: 1.5 hours
Speaker: Ranger Amy
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 per vehicle park entry fee
 
Contact: amyburnett@mail.maricopa.gov 480-471-0173 x201
Location: Nursery Tank Trail -- McDowell Mountain Regional Park
 
Address:
16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ  
85255
Ride with the Ranger- Cave Creek Regional Park
Cave Creek Regional Park
Join the Ranger and Cave Creek Trailrides as we introduce you to the amazing wonders of Cave Creek Park and the Sonoran Desert on horseback! This will be a 1 hour ride where we will introduce you to the nature and landscape as you have never seen it before. Registration is required for this fee based program. ***Please call Cave Creek Trailrides at 623-742-6700 to sign up****

Date: 11/29/2012
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM    Duration: 1 hour
Speaker: Cave Creek Trailrides and Ranger Mark
Registration Required: Yes    
Fee: Trail Ride Standard Fee and $6.00 per vehicle park entry
 
More Info: http://www.cavecreektrailrides.com/
Contact: Cave Creek Trailrides 623-742-6700
Location: Cave Creek Trailrides
 
Address:
37019 N. Lava Lane
Cave Creek, AZ  
85331
Welcome Back Snowbirds! Full Moon Hike - Trailhead Staging Area- McDowell
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
There is no better way to experience the desert than on a night hike. Join Ranger Amy to experience the desert come alive by the light of the moon at McDowell Mountain Regional Park. Flashlights are not necessary, but permitted. Bring plenty of water and sturdy shoes. Hiking time is 2.5 hours, and 3 miles. No pets please. Hike begins at the Trailhead Staging Area. Moonlit hike programs are free with $6/vehicle entry to the Park.

Date: 11/29/2012
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM    
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
Adult Moonlight Walk at White Tank Park
White Tank Mountains Regional Park
Walking up into Waterfall Canyon in the moonlight will give you a different perspective on the beauty of the Uplands Desert. We will discuss the unique changes in the desert after the sun sets. No one under 16 on this hike. No dogs please. Bring a flashlight. Area 6 - 7:30 pm.

Date: 11/29/2012
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM    Duration: 2 hours
Speaker: Park Rangers
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per vehcile - Park entry fee
 
Location: Area 6