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

"A" Mountain (Tempe Butte), Photo: Daniel Escobedo
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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 →

Things To Do In Arizona: McDowell Sonoran Preserve

McDowell Sonoran Preserve
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Hiking Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve: Beauty in your own backyard Looking to spend the day amid the desert beauty? Or simply for some fresh air and exercise without venturing too far? Look no further than the McDowell Sonoran Preserve in Scottsdale. Stretching across 17,000 acres of the McDowell Mountains, the preserve offers miles of hiking… Read More →