Hiking Piestewa Peak under the cover of darkness can be a bit of a precarious prospect. Just ask any tenderfoot hiker whos forgotten their lantern and gone from tromping about the trails at night to starring on the evening newscast with a single, clumsy step.
Luckily, the participants in this weekends Fluor-Ascent wont have that problem. Nope, the pranksters and urban adventurers who turn out for the AZ Cacophony Societys annual event on Saturday, April 2, wont have any trouble finding the trail -- theyll be glowing like walking Christmas trees while scaling the 2,608-foot mountain.
Self-illumination will take on a whole new meaning, as participants will be lit up with a rainbow-colored cornucopia of glow sticks, strobe lights, blinkers, and other light-generating devices.
Sat., April 2, 7 p.m., 2011