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Sunrise Peak 136th to 145th Loop, AZ
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Sunrise Peak 136th to 145th Loop, AZ 
Sunrise Peak 136th to 145th Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jun 01 2013
chumley
Hiking6.62 Miles 1,539 AEG
Hiking6.62 Miles   2 Hrs   29 Mns   2.96 mph
1,539 ft AEG      15 Mns Break
 
1st trip
Recent forum discussions on night hiking reminded me 'tis the season again, and I was easily able to convince 9L to join me for an easy hike. He was gonna be up north anyway, so my SOMO plan got altered to MSP, and we got to bag Sunrise Peak.

I'd never hiked the 136th spur, and at night in the desert it made for some fun, with a keen eye for snakes in the grassy areas of the wash and on the few short climbs where hands were on the ground. None seen or heard all night though, just a few small spiders, one small tarantula, an entire colony of bats that flew from a sheltered spot we spooked them from, and some crazy insect with a 4-inch wingspan near the peak.

It was warmer than I had expected and the air was stagnant and stale except for at the very top where a very light breeze was refreshing.

We hiked the equestrian spur at the bottom and found that a nice singletrack trail exists for the entire length of Via Linda, so you don't have to hike on the street or sidewalk to get back to the 136th TH.
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