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Sierra Club hike to the Verde River

September 14, 2014- 9:00 am - 11:55 pm

Sierra Club hike, including eagle spotting at Del Rio Springs and then a hike down a trail to the Verde River, where hikers can choose a) to hike 2 miles to the confluence with Granite Creek, or b) to cross the river and explore a ruin on the rim. Either option will include beaver dams, wildlife, and stories about the river. We’ll learn about the natural history of and the conservation issues surrounding the Verde River, which is particularly threatened by groundwater pumping that will eventually transform the upper Verde into a dry wash, destroying the riparian habitat of ten threatened and endangered species. Hikers are encouraged to bring a camera, and may ask for photos of the area. Pre-reservation required, 15-hiker limit. Hike is rated “C” (3 mi, 300′ EC OW) Contact Gary Beverly at gbverde@cableone.net (email preferred) or c all 928-636-2638. Prescott.

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Date:
September 14, 2014
Time:
9:00 am - 11:55 pm
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