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Never made the trek up Pass Mountain to Wind Cave, one of the East Valley’s most popular hiking destinations?
Park rangers are taking an opportunity while the weather is nice and the hiking trails are crowded to remind the public there are simple steps to take to keep your car safe while enjoying the trails.
Feeling challenged in the crafty, do-it-yourself costume department? Or ill-prepared altogether for this whole dressing up on Oct. 31 thing? This easy Mesa Halloween activity has you covered.
This fall, the City of Phoenix is offering a range of hikes meant to help hikers explore South Mountain with the expertise of a park ranger to guide them.
This fall the city of Phoenix is offering a range of hikes meant to help hikers explore South Mountain with the expertise of a park ranger to guide them.
Do you want to be the next Robin Hood or Katniss Everdeen? OK, OK, one step at a time: Start with the basics at the nighttime Archery 101 class at Usery Mountain Regional Park.
HERE: Laborious Labor Day Hike Sept. 2
Days are numbered for an East Valley park ranger you may know and love from hikes and programs out at San Tan Mountain Regional Park in Queen Creek.
San Tan Mountain Regional Park interpretive ranger Adam Martell shows off a king snake named Cleopatra in a 2013 video produced by Get Out and Maricopa County Parks and Recreation.
A country once identified largely by its strict division of black and white, South Africa has now been a democracy for almost 20 years, and is home to some 50 million people who proudly lay claim to their diversity of ethnicity, culture and 11 official languages. Thus, dubbed “the Rainbow Nation” by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, this incredible country has also been declared one of the 17 mega-diverse destinations in the world by Conservation International.
A Phoenix Fire Department spokesperson said the reasons people get stuck on local mountains is failing to stay on the hiking path and not being prepared.
During Arizona’s hot summer months hiking is still possible, but experts agree that early morning is the time to be on the trails. “At night the sun has baked on the asphalt all day long and as the sun goes down the asphalt releases that heat,” said Elizabeth Smith, park ranger at South Mountain Park. “Even though the sun is down and you may not have direct sun on you, it’s still hot out. In the morning it’s 80 degrees. I would suggest looking at what the temperature is throughout the day before you make your plans.”
Hiking trails built in South Mountain won’t be destroyed by the South Mountain Freeway but many hikers fear they will never be the same.
The Phoenix City Council will vote on the final draft of the city’s 2013-14 budget, which includes new efficiencies in the city’s public information office, parks and public transit, on May 21 but Councilman Sal DiCiccio says the city could have increased even more services if staff didn’t get any raises or bonuses.
Discover fascinating facts about Arizona’s state flower during this quarter-mile, ranger-led walk along the Desert Hawk Trail. Water and closed-toe shoes are required.
The harsh Arizona desert can seem inhospitable, but people have actually lived and thrived here for thousands of years. Learn how during this quarter-mile walk with Ranger B on the Desert Hawk Trail. Water and closed-toe shoes required.
All About Roadrunners: Everyone knows roadrunners can outsmart dumb coyotes named Wile E., but have you ever wondered what else they can do? Ranger B will fill you in on all the details at the regular Brown Bag series in the Nature Center at Usery Mountain Park. Following the hour-long discussion, attendees can watch the snake feedings and join the Animal Flashlight walk at 7:30 p.m.
Rolling out a sleeping bag, pitching a tent and cooking food over a campfire. If anything to do with camping makes you anxious, Arizona State Parks is here to help.
Learn about the dragons of the desert during this one-hour “brown bag” discussion with Ranger B. in the Nature Center at Usery Park. Afterward, participants are welcome to hunt for nocturnal desert animals during the 7:30 p.m. Animal Flashlight Walk.
When the weather gets nicer the danger on the mountain preserves doesn’t decrease, according to Phoenix fire officials.
The Arizona Diamondbacks announced their 2013 regular-season schedule today, highlighted by the season opener and finale at Chase Field, a Memorial Day doubleheader, home games on Mother’s Day and Labor Day, Interleague visits by the Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles, Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Blue Jays and 27 of the final 33 games against National League West opponents.
A new partnership between Phoenix Parks and Recreation, Arizona Game and Fish, Liberty Wildlife and REI is offering residents and visitors to South Mountain a deeper look at what makes South Mountain Preserve special.
The selection of a jersey number can come from a variety of avenues such as simply being assigned to the athlete or choosing the same numeral as their favorite player.