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A Harrowing, Hilarious Hike Up Tempe Butte, Or “A” Mountain

"A" Mountain (Tempe Butte), Photo: Daniel Escobedo
by in Play

Standing at the base of the mountain, I look up toward the black asphalt path that lies in front of me. It seems smooth with a slight incline. Heat is rising off the asphalt up into the sky as the sun repeatedly bakes and pounds the pavement with unrelenting heat. Wary that my competitors are… Read More →