1,000 Smiles | Poor Starbucks | Day 8 | Deborah Peters
Starbucks. This hike started out quite funny! It’s a quick burn in the legs starting out due to the steep incline starting right at the base. And it continues…feels like you’re climbing stairs non-stop for several minutes.
Just as the burn is kicking in full force with no mercy, down to the right is a lonely familiar friend: Starbucks. Smile.
Poor discarded, and hardly started Venti Starbucks….looks like a beloved caramel macchiato…melted. It’s owner couldn’t enjoy beyond the first few sips.
I imagine a rugged, western outlaw type named “Water” staring down our pitiful, weak “Starbucks” saying: “Boy, your kind don’t survive out here, you best get back to the city!” LOL!
One can only imagine the poor soul that invested $5 for their favorite refreshing coffee drink, anticipating a beautiful leisure hike in the desert; amidst the city. NOT TODAY!! Not this hike. 20 steps in and suddenly the sugar IV was abandoned for the only desire one has here at North Mountain: Water!
North Mountain Park
At 2,104 feet, North Mountain is a landmark Phoenix peak in its own right. The North Mountain area offers more than summit climbs; an array of trails of all levels of difficulty offers something for everybody.
That puts it lightly. They should warn visitors that even the paved climb is equivalent to several flights of stairs…many future Starbucks’ could be saved…Smile.