ABDSP Interpretive Activities

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 7:30am to 5:30pm


ABDSP Interpretive Activities are Free and Open to the Public. All programs meet in front of the ABDSP Visitor Center unless otherwise stated.

7:30 a.m. Walk - Beaks and Feet 1 Hour
If you’ve always wanted to learn about birds but thought it’s too complicated and only for birding experts, you’ll enjoy this simple way of appreciating the birds! Join Regina Reiter, Park Interpretive Specialist, in the Visitor Center Discovery Lab for this hands-on discovery session and get a close look at birds in an around the Visitor Center.  For bird lovers 8 and up with no previous birding experience necessary. Bring binoculars if you have them.

9:00 a.m. Hike - Hornblende Canyon 4 Hours
Join Volunteer Naturalists Paul Larson and Mary Ekelund on a moderate hike in Hornblende Canyon. We'll check out wildflowers along the way as we enjoy one of the most beautiful but overlooked canyons in the Park. Bring hiking stick(s), ample water, hiking boots and lunch. Meet at entrance to Blair Valley at 9am.  Hike is about 4 miles.

11:00 a.m. Walk – Rainbow Any Day 1 Hour
Even when it’s not raining, you can discover a rainbow of color in the desert.  Join Park Interpretive Specialist Regina Reiter to explore how color occurs and reveals the details of the desert that we often only glimpse. Meet in front of the Visitor Center.

2:30 p.m. Hike – Lute Fault 3 Hours
Earthquake geology, local history and desert plant life will be the focus of this hike. Meet Volunteer Naturalist Ted Caragozian at the call box across from Thimble Trail on S-22 at Mile Marker 31.9.  Bring water and sturdy shoes for this 2-3 mile roundtrip hike on uneven ground.