This is the first video of an extensive trip through the USA in April 2022. Here we are near Phoenix / Arizona in the White Tank Regional Park on the second day some hiking. Fortunately, it was not so extremely hot, but still already borderline by the solar radiation. This hike went then also only about 8 km through some hills and the typical cactus landscape of the region.
White Tank Regional Park is a large park located in Maricopa County, Arizona. It covers over 30,000 acres and offers a variety of recreational activities for visitors. The park is named after the white tank mountains that are located within the park’s boundaries.
The park offers a wide range of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. There are over 30 miles of trails that wind through the park’s rugged terrain, offering visitors the chance to explore the unique desert landscape. The park also has a large campground that can accommodate tents and RVs, making it a popular spot for overnight camping trips.
One of the most popular features of White Tank Regional Park is the family-friendly Ramada Nature Trail. This trail is a one-mile loop that is accessible to visitors of all ages and abilities, and offers a great introduction to the park’s natural beauty. Along the trail, visitors can see a wide variety of desert plants and wildlife, and there are also several informative signs that explain the natural history of the area.
The park also has a large swimming pool, playground and picnic areas, and a visitor center where visitors can learn more about the park’s history and natural resources. The visitor center is open seven days a week and offers a range of educational programs, including guided nature walks, bird watching tours, and stargazing events.
White Tank Regional Park is also home to the unique White Tank Mountain Range. This mountain range is one of the most ancient and unique in the world, with a variety of rock formations, ancient petroglyphs, and beautiful sunsets. Visitors can take a scenic drive to the top of the mountain range to see the amazing views from the summit.