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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. Location: Trail Staging Area.

Date: 4/11/2013
Time: 7:00 AM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
 
 
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? See how fun exercise can be out in the scenic setting of Cave Creek Regional Park. 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 hike about a 3.5 miles in a different part of the park each week. Meet at the Nature Center.

Date: 4/11/2013
Time: 8:00 AM    
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
Quail Trail Hike - Estrella
Estrella Mountain Park
Join Ranger Amy on a hike on the newest trail in the parks, the Quail Trail. Aptly named, we will look for Gambel's Quail and other desert critters as we set off on this 2-mile out and back hike. This is a great walk for out of town visitors and/or beginner hikers. Meet at the Nature Center.

Date: 4/11/2013
Time: 8:00 AM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 vehicle entry fee
 
Contact: 623-932-3811
Location: Meet at the Nature Center
 
Address:
14805 W. Vineyard Ave
Goodyear, AZ  
85338
Desert Medicinals– McDowell Park
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
The desert is full of plants that have healing properties. Come find out which are considered to have medicinal value. You may be surprised to find that what you thought was a weed in your own backyard, is used even today in 'modern‘ pharmaceuticals! Meet at the North Trail Trailhead for this 1 ½-2 mile walking program.

Date: 4/11/2013
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 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  
85255
Sonoran Desert Tales at White Tank Park
White Tank Mountains Regional Park
Come hear stories of the mysteries and magic of White Tank Mountain Park as presented by Joyce Story, renowned story teller. Come to the Nature Center at 11 am. This will be great for kids and adults alike.

Date: 4/11/2013
Time: 11:00 AM    Duration: 1 hour
Speaker: Dr. Joyce Story
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $2.00 per person.
 
Location: Nature Center
 
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: 4/11/2013
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