The 2019 Fluor-Ascent - AZ Cacophony Society
April 27th, 2019 - 6:30 PM
Piestewa Peak Summit
This is our 8th (9th?) Fluor-Ascent event! The concept is to climb and
conquer Piestewa Peak at night, all lit up. Interpret "lit" to your own
liking, but most of us will be decked out in lights of all kinds.
The vision is to have a bunch of strangely lit things all over the mountain
so people on the 51 see us and are in awe at the splendid beauty.
your headlamps, string lights, flashlights, strobelights,
lasers, laser cats, laser sharks, blacklights, leds, el wire, or cell
phone lights if you got 'em, and strap them on. Remember, although this
is not a forest, the desert plants are still burnable, so let's do Smokey a
favor, and forget the FIRE.
We're meeting at the bottom of the Piestewa Peak Summit Trail at about 6:30pm, and we will start the ascent shortly after 7:00.
To get there, take the Lincoln Drive Exit off of SR-51, and turn north on Squaw Peak Drive.
Keep driving straight, and you'll enter the mountain preserve area. Park wherever there is available parking,
and meet at the picnic ramada in the first parking area on the left as you enter the park.
This is a moderate hike, so be sure to wear hiking/athletic shoes.
Some like to call this hike a stair-master. There is a lot of steps up
and then back down. The
hike is approximately 1.2 miles, and can take two hours if we pace
ourselves. Be smart, bring water. An afterparty is being planned nearby.
Again, bring your cameras, you never know where the pantless hiker will be
Tag your photos with fluor13
if you are a flickr user.