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Fitness Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park
Cave Creek Regional Park
Who needs a gym membership when you can reap the same benefits in the beautiful outdoors—for much less than the cost of the gym? 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 Slate Trailhead

Date: 12/20/2012
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 Nature Center
 
Address:
37900 N. Cave Creek Parkway85331
"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: 12/20/2012
Time: 10:00 AM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
 
 
Last Day Before the End of the World Hike at White Tank Park
White Tank Mountains Regional Park
We have been hearing about the end of man’s reign on this planet for years. How do we know this? The Mayan Calendar nuts of course! Where have you been? So to celebrate our demise, we will take one last hike before we all vaporize into nothingness, which, by the way, is supposed to happen at 3:11 am MST on 12.21.12. We will do a wash hike to talk about the last 3.5 billion years or so. This is an off trail walk in some rough terrain and problematic for young children and those with physical limitations. Plan accordingly. Meet at Area 9 before 10:00 am. If you are not there at 10 we will leave without you. If we are all still here after 3:11 MST, feel free to read the rest of the schedule and to the Mayan believers we say, “told you so!”

Date: 12/20/2012
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Duration: 3 hours
Speaker: Park Staff
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per veicle - Park entry fee.
 
Location: Area 9
 
Super Saguaro Walk - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Why do saguaros grow arms? Can you estimate the age of a saguaro? Can you drink water from one? If you would like to know the answers to these questions, or any questions you may have about saguaros, then this quarter-mile stroll along the scenic Desert Hawk Trail is for you! Location: Nature Center.

Date: 12/20/2012
Time: 10:00 AM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
 
 
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: 12/20/2012
Time: 10:00 AM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car