Ranger Walks & Talks Event Calendar
June 5-7, 2015
NPS/USFS Ranger Partnership
· Bonito Campground, Friday, June 5
8:00-8:45 pm. The Ways and Whys of the Universe. Come join a ranger at the amphitheater for a 45 minute chat and star viewing, and discover the wonders of our universe that have captivated people’s curiosities since the Stone Age.
· Dairy Springs Campground, Saturday, June 6
3:00-3:45 pm. Nature Walk. Join USFS volunteer rangers Steve and Nancy Galas for a family-friendly 1/2 mile stroll along the Dairy Springs Loop Trail. No dogs please. Meet at the campground amphitheater.
· Pine Grove Campground, Saturday, June 6
8:00-8:45 pm. All About Aberts. The handsome tassel-eared Abert squirrel can be found in the forest of Northern Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado. He is an expert climber and jumper who has a very special relationship with the Ponderosa pine. Discover this relationship and their impact on the forest. Meet at campground amphitheater.
Ranger Walks, Hikes, & Events
· Saturday, June 6
10:00-10:40 am. Bombastic Basalt. Life’s mysteries have the power to change lives. The eruption of Sunset Crater Volcano certainly influenced the lives of past inhabitants and its powerful presence can still be a lesson for all. Come experience the volcano’s raw beauty on this 40 minute ranger-led walk with Robert Wallace. Meet at the Lava Flow Trail at 10:00 am.
· Sunday, June 7
9:00 am-12:30 pm. Aspen Loop/AZ Trail. Celebrate National Trails Day all weekend long and attend a guided hike with USFS and NPS interpreters Chelsea Schroeder and Ellen Wade. A 4 mile roundtrip hike to Alfa Fia tank just off the AZ Trail with great views and spring flowers. Meet in the parking lot for Humphreys Trail just below Hart Prairie Lodge near the top of Snowbowl Road. Prizes awarded in honor of National Trails Day! Bring sturdy shoes, water, lunch, & sun protection. Call 928-527-8238 for info.
· Friday, June 5 through Monday, June 8
10:00 am-4:00 pm.
Enjoy Ranger Talks Atop the Scenic Chairlift Ride every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday this summer. The grandest view in the Southwest at 11,500 feet! Call 928-779-1951 for further details or visit www.arizonasnowbowl.com.
These informative programs are presented through a partnership between the National Park Service (Flagstaff AreaNational Monuments) and the United States Forest Service (Flagstaff Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest).
Canceled in the event of rain, lightning, fire, snow, or high winds.