Is It Just Me? Hunting and Jeeps in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Two articles  appeared in the Scottsdale Republic recently, which–taken together–illustrate a fundamental contradiction between the stated purposes of city government and its actions. The first announced Friday that the Arizona Department of Game and Fish has determined with a single survey that large mammal populations  in Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve are stable, and reaffirmed Scottsdale […]

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Hiking in Pinal County

With “Trails” being half of the name “ScottsdaleTrails,” I sometimes feel that I’m neglecting the topic of hiking. Here’s a great reminder that allowed me to redeem myself this morning: A reference to the Arizona Trail, which I wrote about in a ScottsdaleTrails article last year. Courtesy of Pinal County Communications & Public Affairs (@santanvalleyaz) and […]

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Strolling In The Moonlight

The Scottsdale Republic’s article this morning about moonlight hikes in the Metro Phoenix area completely ignores night hiking activities in Scottsdale. However, it’s worth a look for the great Rob Schumacher photo of moonrise through the saguaros. Our Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve is mostly closed to hikers at night, but you can participate in a […]

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