Take a hike with wildflower experts
Posted by Arizona Hiking
at March 21st
McDOWELL SONORAN PRESERVE WILDFLOWER WALK
Ever wish you knew a little more about the colorful springtime blooms that pop up all over the Valley? Then, join wildflower experts Marianne Jensen and Steve Jones this Sunday for an educational walkabout in the foothills of Scottsdale’s McDowell Mountains. In addition to learning a thing or two, the weather should be perfect and you’ll get in a good hike.
WHEN: Sunday, March 24, 2013
TIME: 7:45 a.m.
WHERE: Tom’s Thumb trailhead–directions below.
LENGTH: 3 miles
RATING: moderate, appropriate for ages 10 and older
ELEVATION: 2800′ – 2950′
Tom’s Thumb Trailhead:
From the loop 101 in Scottsdale, take the Pima/Princess Road exit 36 and continue 5 miles north on Pima to Happy Valley Road. Turn right (east) and go 4.1 miles on Happy Valley to Ranch Gate. Turn right on Ranch Gate, follow it 1.2 miles then turn right onto 128th St. and continue 1 mile on 128th to the signed trailhead. Roads are paved all the way.