Thursday, April 30, 2009
MORE trails! Woohooo!!! (Bell and Thompson Peak in Scottsdale - just NE of 101)
From the AZ Republic:
The Gateway to the McDowell Sonoran Preserve is more than just a typical trailhead.
Sure, it has bathrooms, parking spaces and some trail maps.
But in true Scottsdale style, the Gateway has been designed as a destination: It offers breathtaking vistas of pristine desert, viewsheds of every peak in the McDowell Mountains and an outdoor amphitheater for educational events.
After almost a year of construction and at a cost of $95 million, the Gateway is ready for the public....more --> http://www.azcentral.com/community/scottsdale/articles/2009/04/30/20090430sr-preserve0501.html