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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Ranger led desert oasis hike this Saturday


GUIDED HIKE OF CAVE CREEK'S DRAGONFLY TRAIL

Join Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area park ranger Kevin Smith on an informational tour of the Dragonfly Trail. This lush route winds through a riparian habitat on Cave Creek where an amazing assortment of plant, animal and insect (dragonflies!!!) life thrives in a shallow ravine surrounded by enormous saguaro cactuses. Ranger Smith will also point out a prehistoric rock art site that many hikers stroll right past without ever nowing it was there. Here's a chance to really gain an understanding of this rare desert jewel.
WHEN: Saturday, Nov 3, 2012. 9:00 A.M. registration is NOT required.
LENGTH: 3.5 miles
RATING: moderate
ELEVATION: 2,400' - 2,200'
FEE: $3 per person.
GETTING THERE:
From Loop 101 in Phoenix, exit at Cave Creek Road and drive 15 miles north to Spur Cross Ranch Road.  Here, you’ll turn left, then right, then left again through a tricky intersection to stay on Spur Cross Ranch Road.  Continue 4.2 miles north to the dirt parking area on the right just past the Spur Cross Stables (SCS) gateway.

INFO: Ranger Kevin Smith, 480-488-6623, kevinsmith@mail.maricopa.gov

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