NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCE TALKS AND DEMONSTRATIONS

  • Pipe Spring National Monument, 14 miles west of Fredonia, AZ, on Hwy 389.

Upcoming Times:

  • May 13, 2018
  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • May 14, 2018
  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • May 15, 2018
  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • May 16, 2018
  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • May 17, 2018
  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • May 18, 2018
  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • May 19, 2018
  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Presented By: Pipe Spring National Monument

NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCE TALKS AND DEMONSTRATIONS

Location: Pipe Spring National Monument, 14 miles west of Fredonia, AZ, on Hwy 389.

Cost: Regular entrance fees apply: $7.00/adult 16 and over. Free with the following National Park Service Passes: Interagency Annual, Senior, Access, Military, or 4th grade passes.

NOTE: All events are Arizona Time      (9 AM Arizona Time is 10 AM Utah Time)

Description:  Pipe Spring National Monument continues its series of natural and cultural resource talks and demonstrations, focusing on the history of the Kaibab Band of Southern Paiutes and Mormon settlers in the unique environment of the Arizona Strip. NOTE: Not all events conclude at 11 AM. Please read the list below with care to catch the scheduled time for each different activity!

Winsor Castle Tour – Life on a Remote Fortified Ranch  Tours occur every day on the hour beginning at 9 AM until 4 PM, AZ Time. This 30-40 minute ranger guided tour explores the cultures, lives, and hardships of the Kaibab Paiutes and Mormon settlers in the desert oasis of Pipe Spring.

Cordage – Rope and Net making of the Kaibab Paiute   Sunday and Monday, May 13 and 14, 9 AM – 11 AM, AZ Time. Making rope and nets was a basic skill that all native peoples utilized. Learn from a ranger and try your hand at using yucca fiber and other natural plant sources to create cordage.

Ridge Trail Hike  Tuesday and Thursday, May 15 and 17, 9 AM – 10 AM, AZ Time. Hike with a ranger on our ½ mile trail to the top of the ridge. Learn about the plants and animals of the Arizona Strip and how they have adapted to this unique desert environment. Bring a camera and expect fantastic views.

Crafts of the Kai’va’veets  Wednesday May 16, 9 AM – 11 AM, AZ Time. Explore the relationship between the Kaibab Paiute people and the natural environment of the Arizona Strip, and learn several of their traditional hand crafts.

Sacred Landscapes  Friday, May 18, 9 AM – 10 AM, AZ Time. Explore the unique ways both the Kaibab Paiutes and Mormon settlers connected religiously to the landscape of the Arizona Strip and southern Utah by walking the monument’s grounds with a ranger.

Telegraphy – The Lightning Highway  Saturday, May 19, 9 AM – 11 AM, AZ Time. Come learn about the telegraph, an essential form of communication during the late 1800s, and the women who operated it at Pipe Spring.

For additional information about this event:

Event Contact Name: Kaitlyn Thomas

Event Contact Phone: (928) 643-7105 ext. 229

Event Contact Email: Kaitlyn_Thomas@nps.gov

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