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11/5/2010

Discovery Park Campus Lecture Series continues with “Gila Valley Hikes”

By Travis Nunley

Thatcher, AZ— Eastern Arizona College’s Discovery Park Campus will present a free, family-friendly lecture on Saturday, November 13, at 6:30 p.m., in the Jupiter Room of Discovery Park Campus entitled, “Gila Valley Hikes.” In this lecture, speaker Don Lancaster, noted microcomputer pioneer, researcher, and author will discuss many of the hiking trails described on his website: www.tinaja.com. Many of these trails, which are virtually unknown to valley locals, are readily accessible throughout the Gila Valley.

“The weather is cooling off and it’s perfect for getting outside,” says Lancaster. “Over the years, I’ve managed to make at least one trip per-week; some for caving, some for tinaja (rock basins carved by floods) quests, some for escape, some for bed and breakfast, and some for plain old day hikes.”

Lancaster has a list of hikes that can keep you busy exploring every day of the year.

Come join us for this entertaining lecture that will highlight afternoon, daylong, and extended hiking treasures that are waiting to be discovered in the Gila Valley. There will be door prizes, Gallery Tours, Space Shuttle simulator rides, and public viewing of night sky objects through the 20” Tinsley Telescope, all free of charge and minutes away from home.

For more information about this event or about Discovery Park Campus, contact Paul Anger, Director of Discovery Park Campus at (928) 428-6260.

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