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Sunrise Peak from 128th Street, AZ
2011-05-1016 by
 
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Phoenix, AZ
 
Hiking5.70 Miles   2 Hrs   50 Mns    2.28 mph
1,310 ft AEG      20 Mns Break  
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I could not let this cool afternoon go by without hiking after work. So I sent a message to Grasshopper and he agreed to meet me at 128th St after work. It was indeed a perfect weather day for this hike up Sunrise Peak. He hadn't done this hike since 2009 and and I hadn't done the hike since 2007.

It really is a wonderful trail that slowly takes you up to a saddle and then winds it way on the side of a mountain high around a drainage toward the other saddle directly below Sunrise Peak. And then it's that 1/4 mile straight up climb Johnr1 likes. As we were just about at the top, we could see the fountain starting at 5PM. It was funny how with the clouds scattered around the sky, one big cloud cast a shadow just over the fountain area.

The views are quite wonderful toward the Mazzies and Supes. We were lucky there wasn't much wind too. We hung out for 15 minutes and then went over to the higher side of the peak (west) before starting back down. The trip was quick and not too slippery on the steep stuff. We encountered a few hikers here and there; we were surprised that we didn't see more.

It was a fun few hours. Thx Hank. We'll have to hike in this area when the temps are cool again. Here is a video that includes my movies and stills. The stills are not edited other than to add the auto shadow/highlight. I was glad the Fraleys put in an appearance.... just wish his camera would :D . The music is a little more old school as Hank says he likes that kind. Frankly, so do I. So you're gonna hear the theme from Pink Panther, a Paul McCartney song when he directs an orchestra, and Rat Pack. (so please ;) no musical comments from the TevaGallery :-({|= :lol:) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPpGjnvEtZQ
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