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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: 11/9/2012
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Duration: 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  
Backyard Birding - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Do you drink coffee on your back porch Saturday mornings wondering about the names of the little birds flittering about? Bring your coffee to Usery Park and explore the endless possibilities of backyard birding with bird expert, Sandy Hornbaker. Learn how to attract different birds to your own backyard and what you must provide to your feathered friends. Ask Sandy what your responsibilities are as a backyard birdwatcher and what you can expect. Please bring binoculars and water. Location: Campsite 21 in the Buckhorn Campground.

Date: 11/9/2012
Time: 9:00 AM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
 
 
Rock Art of Spur Cross
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
November 9 Friday 9:00 am Rock Art of Spur Cross (moderate) The petroglyphs found in Spur Cross were created hundreds of years ago by the Hohokam people. Come and walk in their footsteps as we visit a few of the more impressive sites in the park during this two-hour hike. No dogs on this hike please.

Date: 11/9/2012
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 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
 
Sonoran Desert Simplified - Cave Creek Regional Park
Cave Creek Regional Park
Welcome to the Sonoran Desert! This is the most bio-diverse desert in the world with lots of interesting residents. This 1-mile hike will focus on the common plants and animals living here and the adaptations that allow them to thrive. Meet at Go John Trailhead.

Date: 11/9/2012
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM    Duration: 1.5 hour
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per vehicle park entry fee
 
Contact: Ranger Mark - markpaulat@mail.maricopa.gov
Location: Meet at Go John Trailhead
 
Address:
37019 N. Lava Lane
Cave Creek, AZ  
85331
"Just for Kids" - Toddler Cruise - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
This 1-mile hike is designed for parents and grandparents with small children, ages 3 - 6 years old. Along with Miss Lynn, the kids will howl like coyotes, do the “bobcat crawl” and learn how to hydrate by counting gulps of water on their fingers. We will explore the desert along the scenic Merkle Trail. The hard-smooth surface of this trail will accommodate wheelchairs and strollers. Please bring water, hats, and closed-toe shoes. Location: Area 6.

Date: 11/9/2012
Time: 10:00 AM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
 
 
All About Valley Fever - "Brown-Bag It" with Ranger B - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
What exactly is “Valley Fever”? How do people and pets get it? How dangerous is it? Can it be prevented and how is it treated? If you would like to know the answers to these questions, or any questions you may have about valley fever, 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 helpful facts about this desert disease. Location: Nature Center.

Date: 11/9/2012
Time: 12:00 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
 
 
The Geology of the Grand Canyon - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
The Grand Canyon is one of the most beautiful places on earth. How did it get that way? What formed it? How old is it? What makes it so special? Join local geology professor, A. J. Lombard, as he shares a wealth of information about the unique geology of the Grand Canyon in this exciting and colorful slide presentation. Bring your curiosities and questions to Usery Park and discover lots of amazing things about our national treasure! Location: Nature Center.

Date: 11/9/2012
Time: 7:00 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car