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Lost Dog Sunrise Paradise Loop, AZ
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Lost Dog Sunrise Paradise Loop, AZ 
Lost Dog Sunrise Paradise Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar May 27 2019
BiFrost
Hiking20.93 Miles 5,502 AEG
Hiking20.93 Miles   8 Hrs   2 Mns   2.74 mph
5,502 ft AEG      24 Mns Break
 
1st trip
Looking at the forecast I noticed that the high temp in Phoenix was only supposed to be 78. I had to do a double take as I thought it was a misprint. But that was the forecast and not wanting to be on roads Memorial Day I opted for something close to town. Decided on this long loop in the McDowells starting from Lost Dog trail head.

I headed for Sunrise Peak with some cool clouds and really nice temps. Took my breath on the summit and then went back down to the Andrew Kinsey Trail. Only saw one other hiker on this very pleasant stretch of trail. Eventually made it down to Adero Canyon trail head which I haven’t seen since it was completed. Although I’m not 100% sure it’s open yet since there was nobody there and the road to it is unpaved.

After that it was onto the Promenade Trail and the Sonoran Trail where I did not see any other hikers. The Sonoran ends at Dixie Mine Trail where I started to see lots of hikers presumably heading for Thompson Peak. Then I jumped on Prospector Trail to Bell Pass Trail where again I didn’t see anyone.

Very windy at Bell Pass as I dropped down towards the Paradise Trail turnoff. Then jumped on Paradise Trail and had lunch in the wash. After lunch I continued on Paradise Trail to Quartz and past Taliesin Overlook. Last 2.5 miles back to Lost Dog went quickly. Still can’t believe it was only 78….never felt hot during the entire hike. Too bad it won’t last :sweat:
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