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The Incredible Edible Desert Hike


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Half Day – Sunday, April 14 AND Tuesday, April 16

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

photo of flat cactus leaf with red fruit

Prickly pear cactus


The Sonoran Desert can be harsh and unforgiving, but participants in this workshop will experience the nurturing side of the desert in a unique and unexpected way. Attendees will learn about traditional food sources which sustained native people, and will tantalize their taste buds with the flavors of 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.

Length and Difficulty

The hike is 1.7 miles and is rated as easy.


Alice Demetra, McDowell Sonoran Conservancy

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