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Sunrise Peak from Adero Canyon THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 26 2021
DixieFlyer
Hiking12.40 Miles 2,635 AEG
Hiking12.40 Miles   5 Hrs   20 Mns   2.66 mph
2,635 ft AEG      40 Mns Break
 
It was a cool day so I decided to do a hike close to home. Starting from the Adero Canyon TH I went up to Sunrise Peak. Then when I got back to the hitching post I figured that I would go to the Lost Dog Wash TH to get some extra miles and elevation gain. However, when I got to the junction for the 136th street spur trail, I decided to take it since I had never been on it.

The 136th street spur was a steep trail for about 1/4 mile, at which point it leads to a wash. The was was a fun rock scramble and it was a lot different from what I was expecting. It was more like a canyon in a wilderness area. But after a bit the rock scrambling ended and I was walking in a sandy wash with houses in view. I walked a bit through the sandy wash and decided to retrace my steps back to the Sunrise Trail. The rock scrambling was fun on the way back also.

When I got back into the Fountain Hills preserve, I took a detour up and over the West View Overlook, aka Peak 3098. On the descent back down to the Promenade Trail I heard a snake rattling in some grass not far from the trail, but I never saw the snake.

There were not many people out on the trails, and with the cool weather and overcast skies it was a nice hike. I enjoyed the 136th Street Spur much more than I thought that I would.
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Desert Ironwood
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Wildflowers Observation Isolated
There were a few ocotillo flowers to be seen, and in the 136th street wash I saw some ironwood trees starting to bloom. I think that the ironwood trees will be pretty in the coming days.
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