Not being one for tail-gating, my Fiesta Bowl pre-game ceremony included a trail run up Superstition Peak. I headed out from the Tempe area and found the trailhead easily enough off Peralta Road. I instantly concluded that this was some of the most interesting and rugged terrain within 1 hour of a major metropolitan area. I felt like I was in the middle of nowhere. As a visitor from Idaho, it was also great to have a pair of shorts on and be trail running up a mountain in January. The weather was sunny with temperatures in the mid 60's and I was ready for a good, steep run.