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Sunrise Peak from 145thSt & loop 136thSt Spur, AZ
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Sunrise Peak from 145thSt & loop 136thSt Spur, AZ 
Sunrise Peak from 145thSt & loop 136thSt Spur, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Aug 22 2015
CdnInAz
Hiking6.26 Miles 1,413 AEG
Hiking6.26 Miles   3 Hrs   27 Mns   2.12 mph
1,413 ft AEG      30 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
Got my butt out of bed and was at trailhead just after 6am. This loop has been on my to do list for a while. I used Sunrise Peak 136th to 145th Loop GPS Route by @BiFrost, but I started at 145th St and went counter clockwise down to 136th St.

I really enjoyed the top end of the 136th St Spur, coming down through the canyon with all the boulders, although it was slow going with many big drops in the canyon wash. It actually felt cool in there. Many spots you would never guess there were big homes right above the canyon wall if you did not know better. However I never got onto 136th St - where BiFrost's route shows an exit from wash, there was new construction blocking the path completely (pic at photoset). So I just continued down the wash to E Via Linda Rd. I wonder if soon the Spur will be closed to hikers because eventually there will be no entry/exit.

The last mile on Via Linda back to the 145th trailhead was worst part of my hike because it was getting hot and humid, not nice on sidewalk. But other then that I enjoyed this loop. Next time I would do it clockwise up the canyon per BiFrost's route, that would be easier rather then picking way down through some of the boulder drops.
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