ABDSP Interpretive Activities are Free and Open to the Public. All programs meet in front of the ABDSP Visitor Center unless otherwise stated.
9:00 a.m. Hike – Yaqui Ridge Revealed 2 Hours
Join Volunteer Naturalist Kathy Bussey for a top of the world view on this moderate 2-mile hike leading to an unnamed trail running cross-country along a rocky ridge and returning via a wash. Learn about cacti along the way. Meet at Yaqui Pass Campground on S-3, 1 mile north of the Tamarisk Grove Campground. Wear hiking boots and bring water.
12:00 p.m. Hike – Discovering the Archaeological History of the ‘Ehmuu Morteros 2 Hours
Discover the hidden secrets of an ancient Kumeyaay Native American village site. Join Volunteer Archaeologist and Naturalist Sam Webb to explore both rock art and historic milling features. This 1.5 mile hike is over uneven terrain. Be sure to bring the usual water, hat, and sturdy footwear. Meet at the Morteros trailhead in Blair Valley, about 3 miles off Highway S-2 on a dirt road (turn into Blair Valley near mile marker 23).
1:00 p.m. Walk – Those Amazing Desert Plants! 1 Hour
Explore the Visitor Center garden with Park Interpreter Sally Theriault and discover some of the unique strategies that help plants survive here. Meet in front of the Visitor Center.
4:30 p.m. Walk – Let’s Be Crepuscular 1 Hour
You probably know “Nocturnal”, maybe “Diurnal”. Walk with Regina Reiter, Park Interpretive Specialist, for an easy walk near the Visitor Center at dusk to explore the fascinating and surprisingly active hour between the day and night. Meet in front of the Visitor Center.