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Sunrise Trail H-4 - ThunderbirdPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 17 2016
black_toes
Hiking2.84 Miles 703 AEG
Hiking2.84 Miles   1 Hour   50 Mns   2.13 mph
703 ft AEG      30 Mns Break
 
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Short hike on an 80-degree afternoon with MJ. We went up to summit of Peak 1682, the one on W side of the Amphitheater. Great views in all directions thanks to the clear air, the crud having been swept away, I assume, by the strong winds of two days ago. Views of the highrises in downtown Phoenix as clear as can be, ditto Vulture Peak far to the W and the knob of Red Picacho, both a long way off. A pleasant breeze on top. Surprised to hear Sun Ray write of "very windy" conditions to the far NE at Brown's Ranch.

We then circled around the covered reservoir (MJ heard a girl say it was "a jail") and up to the W side ramadas. In that segment we came a cross one flowering Saguaro, my first sighting of the year. Lots of buds but only the single white bloom. More flowers coming soon. This, to my mind, was a few weeks early for Saguaro flowers. They usually burst in May, as I recall, at least in this neck of the woods. Trails very busy, mostly with kids and young adults with families.
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