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MOBILE WORKSHOPS

April 14-17, 2013

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arrow Download the 40-page Symposium Program with all the great events and activities (pdf 3.1 mb)

arrow See biographies of Core Track & Concurrent Session presenters (pdf 289 kb)

arrow Building Public Awareness Event, free and open to the public (2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

arrow See a promotional video about the Symposium produced by Arizona State University's Public Relations Lab by Art Institue of Phoenix's Anthony Eid with students Amy Villarreal, Chad Koch, Devon Shaw, Lalita Patrick, Rachael McBride

 

Mobile Workshops by date - see details below:

SUNDAY, APRIL 14

TUESDAY, APRIL 16

 


Tom’s Thumb Trail - CANCELED
Date: Sunday, April 14th
Time: 8:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.
Location: Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve – Tom’s Thumb Trailhead
Cost: $57 (includes lunch)

The hike will begin at the picturesque Tom’s Thumb Trailhead on the northern slope of the McDowell Mountains, and expose hikers to the rich natural history of the area. The distance from the trailhead to The Lookout, is a 5 mile round trip, with an elevation change of 1,150 vertical feet. See more details...

 

Marcus Landslide Hike - CANCELED
Date: Sunday, April 14th
Time: 8:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.
Location: Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve – Tom’s Thumb Trailhead
Cost: $57 (includes lunch)

The hike will immerse attendees in the rich geologic history of the McDowell Mountains and the second largest landslide in Arizona. The Marcus Landslide Interpretive Trail is a 4 mile round trip with an elevation change of 280 vertical feet, and is rated as a moderate hike. See more details...

 

Rock Climbing in the McDowell Mountains
Date: Sunday, April 14
Time: 8:30a.m. – 2:30p.m.
Location: City of Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve – Tom’s Thumb Trailhead
Cost: $152 (includes lunch)

Whether you are brand new to the sport or have the climbing skills of a gecko, this workshop will provide the perfect adventure for you. Led by the skilled guides from 360 Adventures, participants will experience the ancient granite of the McDowell Mountains in an up close and personal way. See more details...

 

Desert Belle Boat Tour
Date: Sunday, April 14th
Time: 12:00p.m – 2:30p.m.
Location: Saguaro Lake
Cost: $51

The Desert Belle Tour Boat is a 143 passenger boat that is accessible for persons with disabilities. The 90 minute narrated nature cruises will educate attendees on the rich history, geology, geography, desert landscape, and exotic wildlife that is native to Saguaro Lake in Tonto National Forest.  See more details...

 

Kayaking Tour on the Lower Salt River
Date: Sunday, April 14 AND Tuesday, April 16
Time: 12:30p.m. – 4:30p.m. (Tuesday – 8:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.)
Location: Lower Salt River
Cost: $99

A two person inflatable kayak is an impressively stable vessel on the scenic, Class I rapids on the Lower Salt River, home to over three quarters of all the plant and animal species in the southwest, and knowledgeable guides will share their insights into this amazing environment. See more details...

 

Rafting the Lower Salt River
Date: Sunday, April 14th
Time: 12:30p.m. – 4:30p.m.
Location: Lower Salt River
Cost: $89

The river adventures are conducted on both the Lower Salt and Lower Verde Rivers. Participants will learn about the water management strategies of the Salt River Project and experience the beauty of the river corridors. See more details...

 

Horseback Trail Ride Along the Verde River
Date: Sunday, April 14 AND Tuesday, April 16
Time: 8:00am-12:00pm
Location: Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation
Cost: $89

Ride down on horseback to and across the scenic Verde River for about 90 minutes. Explore the beauty of the Verde River, and take in panoramic views of the Sonoran Desert’s flora and fauna. Return to the Fort McDowell Dinner complex for a presentation on Yavapai Heritage presented by a member of the Yavapai Nation. See more details...

 

Goldmine Trail/Hieroglyphic Trail Hike (Moderate)
Date: Sunday, April 14th
Time: 8:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
Location: Apache Junction/Tonto National Forest
Cost: $69 (includes lunch)

This will be a 7 mile hike of moderate difficulty hosted by the Superstition Area Land Trust and Tonto National Forest. It is actually two hikes in one and includes a hike to view extensive Native American petroglyphs plus a secnd trail featuring the beauty of the Sonoran Desert with numerous large saguaro cacti, views of the southern slopes of the Superstition Mountains, and vast panoramas of the valley. See more details...

 

Arizona National Scenic Trail Hike
Date: Sunday, April 14th
Time: 6:00a.m. – 5:30p.m.
Location: Tonto National Forest
Cost: $51 (includes lunch)

This 13.3 mile hike will be quick paced (2-3 mph) for fit hikers. Starting from the Mills Ridge Trailhead near the top of Four Peaks, members of the Arizona Trail Association and the American Conservation Experience will be describe their work and management issues. See more details...

 

Rolls OHV Management ATV Ride - CANCELED
Date: Sunday, April 14th
Time: 9:00a.m. - 3:00p.m.
Location: The Rolls OHV Area, Tonto National Forest
Cost: $57 (includes lunch)

This will be a slow-to-moderate paced ATV ride in the Rolls OHV Area on the Mesa Ranger District of the Tonto National Forest. This workshop will address the OHV management issues that face the Forest Service and how volunteer organizations such as TRAL help to fill many gaps. There will be an open riding session at the end of the tour. See more details...

 

Desert Vista OHV Management 4-Wheel Ride - CANCELED
Date: Sunday, April 14th
Time: 9:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.
Location: Tonto National Forest
Cost: $51 (includes lunch)

This will be a chaperoned ride in a 4-wheel drive vehicle in the Desert Vista OHV Area on the Tonto National Forest, Cave Creek Ranger District. Drivers will provide insight into OHV management in an arid environment and the effects of proximity to a large metropolitan area. Frequent stops will feature points of interest and relevant issues. See more details...

 

Bulldog OHV Management Jeep Tour
Date: Sunday, April 14th
Time: 9:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.
Location: Bulldog, Tonto National Forest
Cost: $136

Bulldog is a permitted motorized recreation use area that offers spectacular views of the Goldfield and Usery mountains. This workshop displays four-wheel drive opportunities in Arizona and reviews OHV permit systems and challenges, wildlife closures, how volunteer and permitted outfitter guides work together to help manage the area, and the telling of Lost Dutchman goldmine stories! Participants will have free time to purchase lunch and to tour the Goldfield Ghost Town. See more details...

 

Superstition Wilderness Trail Hike
Date: Sunday, April 14th
Time: 8:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
Location: Tonto National Forest
Cost: $69 (includes lunch)

This will be a quick paced 8.6-mile hike for fit hikers on Dutchman Trail and Bluff Springs Trail through sheer-sided, jagged, volcanic peaks, and boulder-filled canyons through designated Wilderness. Participants will discuss trail management challenges and how volunteers provide tremendous support to deal with issues. See more details...

 

The Incredible Edible Desert Hike
Date: Sunday, April 14 AND Tuesday, April 16th
Time: 8:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.
Location: Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve
Cost: $34

Attendees will learn about traditional food sources which sustained native people, such as Tohono O’odham Saguaro Syrup, raw prickly pear pads, savory and sweet treats made with local native velvet mesquite meal, prickly pear fruit juice punch, plus a few seasonal surprises. The workshop will include an easy 1.7 mile hike, followed by an opportunity to sample desert delicacies. See more details...

 

Tour Scottsdale’s Award-Winning Public Art, Indian Bend Wash Path, and Downtown
Date: Tuesday, April 16th
Time: 8:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.
Location: Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Cost: $63

Exercise your brain and your heart with an easy bike tour of some of Scottsdale’s award-winning public art. Take the Indian Bend Wash Path through a series of parks that line one of the most innovative flood control projects in the nation. The ride is approximately 10 miles on flat streets and a paved shared use path. See more details...

 

Tempe Rio Salado Town Lake, Downtown Mill Avenue, Arizona State University
Date: Tuesday, April 16th
Time: 8:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.
Location: Historic Mill Avenue & Rio Salado in Tempe, AZ
Cost: $57

Join City of Tempe planners on a bike ride through the historic Downtown Tempe and surrounding Town Lake districts for a fun and informative adventure. Starting at Tempe’s Transportation Center, where multiple forms of transportation bring residents from all over the valley, you will also visit Arizona State University’s Tempe campus. See more details...

 

Mesa’s Consolidated Canal Shared Use Path Bike Tour - CANCELED
Date: Tuesday, April 16th
Time: 8:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.
Location: Mesa City Plaza, 200 E Main St., Mesa, AZ
Cost: $69

The 10-mile ride will begin from Mesa City Plaza and will tour eclectic historic neighborhoods and will feature Mesa’s Main Street public art. Continue along the shared use pathway along the Consolidated Canal to the Chicago Cubs current spring training home. Learn about partnership efforts among the City of Mesa, the Salt River Project (SRP) Public Utility Company, and Safe Routes to School. See more details...

 

Native Plants of the Sonoran Desert Hike - CANCELED
Date: Tuesday, April 16th
Time: 8:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.
Location: Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve
Cost: $34

Get an up-close introduction to the plants and animals of the Sonoran Desert and the unique adaptations of the flora and fauna that allows them to thrive in the desert environment. The trail, which features outstanding views, is about 4 miles long and starts from the Lost Dog WashTrailhead. See more details...

 

Hike the Marcus Landslide Interpretive Trail - CANCELED
Date: Tuesday, April 16th
Time: 8:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
Location: Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve
Cost: $34

Participants in this workshop will experience firsthand the spectacular scenery and incredible geologic history of the second largest landslide in Arizona. Interpretive signs along the trail discuss the geology of the region, along this 4 mile round trip, categorized as moderate. See more details...

 

Guided Mountain Bike Ride
Date: Tuesday, April 16th
Time: 8:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.
Location: McDowell Mountain Regional Park
Cost: $109

Mountain biking provides riders of all levels an invigorating Sonoran Desert experience as you cruise single‐track trails atop a high performance bike. In addition to sharpening your mountain biking skills, this adventure also allows you to learn about the fascinating flora and fauna, geology and history. See more details...

 

Petroglyph Hike
Date: Tuesday, April 16th
Time: 8:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.
Location: McDowell Mountain Regional Park
Cost: $39

This workshop will take participants along a 1.9-mile hike through the rolling hills at the base of the McDowell Mountains. Arriving at the historic Dixie Mine, participants will see petroglyphs which are archaic and date to the Hohokam period. See more details...

 

Introduction to the Sonoran Desert (Choose 2 of 3 Workshops)
Date: Tuesday, April 16th
Time: 8:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.
Location: McDowell Mountain Regional Park
Cost: $39

Each workshop will be 90 minutes long. Participants will be asked to choose two options from:
• Desert Birding
• Eco Tour (includes multiple topics on Sonoran Desert flora and fauna)
• Hiking in the Sonoran Desert (unique challenges that desert hikers face)
See more details...

 

Sycamore OHV Management UTV Ride
Date: Tuesday, April 16th
Time: 8:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.
Location: Sycamore/Sugarloaf Tonto National Forest
Cost: $136

The motorized routes in Sycamore wind through desert landscapes with trails that cross rocky creek beds, deep sand washes, ride-top trails, and allow for views of steep hill climbs. TRAL representatives and the Forest Service will provide commentary and provide an overview of the management techniques being implemented and how volunteer organizations such as TRAL help to fill many gaps. See more details...

 

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