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Sunrise Peak from 128th Street - 34 members in 167 triplogs have rated this an average 3.3 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Apr 02 2017
WaitingForRain
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31 female
 Joined Oct 04 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Sunrise Peak from 128th StreetPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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WaitingForRain
Hiking6.10 Miles 1,282 AEG
Hiking6.10 Miles   2 Hrs   30 Mns   2.44 mph
1,282 ft AEG
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Jan 01 2016
BiFrost
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50 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Sunrise Peak from 128th StreetPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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BiFrost
Hiking6.06 Miles 1,369 AEG
Hiking6.06 Miles   2 Hrs   34 Mns   2.36 mph
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slowandsteady
Out and back to Sunrise Peak from Lost Dog TH.
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Jan 01 2016
slowandsteady
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46 female
 Joined Jan 05 2012
 Phoenix,AZ
Sunrise Peak from 128th StreetPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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slowandsteady
Hiking6.06 Miles 1,369 AEG
Hiking6.06 Miles   2 Hrs   34 Mns   2.36 mph
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Oct 06 2015
The_Dude
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41 male
 Joined Jun 10 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Sunrise Peak from 128th StreetPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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The_Dude
Hiking5.94 Miles 1,463 AEG
Hiking5.94 Miles   2 Hrs   8 Mns   2.95 mph
1,463 ft AEG      7 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
 
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My usual trip to Tucson was filled with nice periodic rain, so I kept heading north until I could get a break in the storm for a hike. I ended up doing Sunrise from 128th street, and the weather was great. Got to the trailhead a bit before 5 and started off. I saw 4 hikers early on, and then nobody after the first 15 minutes or so. I got on and off sprinkles for most of the hike, but never enough to need my rain jacket. Took a nice break on top to enjoy the views and then headed back down. I decided to check out the 136th street spur instead of heading back the way I came, this trail was probably my favorite on this mountain. Very faint trail with some nice bouldering spots, I will have to make this my next ascent. Light was failing and I scrambled up onto the neighborhood street and took Larkspur back to where the van was parked. Some mighty expensive houses up here...
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Sep 20 2015
John9L
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 Joined Mar 12 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Sunrise Peak from 128th StreetPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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John9L
Hiking5.75 Miles 1,438 AEG
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Morning hike with Claire
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Sep 20 2015
clairebear
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37 female
 Joined Oct 26 2011
 Tempe, AZ
Sunrise Peak from 128th StreetPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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clairebear
Hiking5.75 Miles 1,438 AEG
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Getting up super early again to beat the heat! A few other people on the trails but not too bad.
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Mar 06 2015
Crzy4AZ
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46 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Sunrise Peak from 128th StreetPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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Crzy4AZ
Hiking4.20 Miles 1,071 AEG
Hiking4.20 Miles   1 Hour   28 Mns   2.86 mph
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Exercise hike from Ringtail parking lot on 128th Street.
Ringtail :next: Sunrise trail. Stopped at intersection with 136th spur. Then back down.
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Dec 26 2014
Crzy4AZ
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46 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
136th Street Spur Trail - MSPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 26 2014
Crzy4AZ
Hiking5.60 Miles 956 AEG
Hiking5.60 Miles   1 Hour   57 Mns   2.87 mph
956 ft AEG
 
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I feel like such the "merry housewife" right now as I type this triplog. Woke up this morning and cleaned up the Christmas mess of the house and organized the kids' Santa haul. Then took kids to winter break school so I could get a hike in before we leave for family trip tomorrow.

I'm in the "check it off the list" mode for All trails challenge. There's a REASON I haven't done some of these last few trails on the list. I was determined to get 136th Street to Sunrise knocked off after going up to Sunrise Peak dozens of times by way of 124th, 128th, and 145th.

Unfortunately the 136th Street spur Trailhead just recently :cry: CLOSED :cry: for the next 10-12 months for construction update. So I parked at Ringtail TH on 128th Street and took Ringtail :next: Sunrise Trail then went down 136th Street spur.

I was all into the trail at first and then I entered a wash area with all kinds of warning signs about rocks/boulders. No more trail - just sandy wash alternating with climbing down easy rocky boulder areas - but with huge mansions on either side up above me - felt creepy for some reason.

Went through two tunnels (bridges above part of fancy pants neighborhood) and then got to the blocked off construction site trailhead. I was dreading going back up those stupid rocks. They're not difficult - but it's just not what I had in mind today. I like steep trails but I like switchbacks and trails. I like the clicking and crunching under my feet in a rhythm. Plus I'm 41 years old - my knees don't love sliding and climbing rocks. And getting on an airplane tomorrow - I didn't want to twist my ankle the day before.

So I did something kind of crazy for me - and popped out on 136th Street and just jogged back to my car on 128th St. I looked ridiculous jogging with a backpack on. But I was so glad when I got back to my car!!

Then came home - took a long nap with my cat - got 3 loads of laundry done - dishes - packing suitcases for kids and me - and watching two chick flicks on TV (Little Women and Julie/Julia cooking movie).

Now got to go pick up the kids - no way I could get all this done with them in the house. Have you ever heard the sentiment that trying to clean your house with kids in it is like brushing your teeth while eating Oreos??? :sl:
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Dec 11 2014
Crzy4AZ
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46 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Ringtail to Sunrise saddle MSP, AZ 
Ringtail to Sunrise saddle MSP, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Dec 11 2014
Crzy4AZ
Hiking5.03 Miles 1,146 AEG
Hiking5.03 Miles   1 Hour   37 Mns   3.11 mph
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Wanted a good exercise hike and didn't want to drive to Tom's Thumb north.
Only takes 15 minutes to 128th St TH even in school traffic. Had a little bit of a sore throat but pressed on - - maybe wasn't so smart - - felt like crap later that night and the rest of the weekend. But at least I got a good workout in.

I took Ringtail to Sunrise trail up to the intersection with new Andrews-Kinsey trail. Then back down.
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Dec 05 2014
mazatzal
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62 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Sunrise Adam Stewart, AZ 
Sunrise Adam Stewart, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Dec 05 2014
mazatzal
Hiking12.60 Miles 3,800 AEG
Hiking12.60 Miles   6 Hrs   30 Mns   2.22 mph
3,800 ft AEG      50 Mns Break
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Took Friday off work and went for a few hikes.

#1 Up Sunrise Peak in the McDowells. I’d been here before, off trail 20+ years ago as I was piecing together Annerino’s McDowell Ridgeline as a series off day hikes :roll:
Nice trails now, saw about 20 people - time to get further out of town :)

#2 Adams Mesa - had not done this one - nice views. A few dirt bikes and gunshots in the distance - not bad though. I saw a tortoise and a coyote :D

#3 Stewart Mountain - another first. Signed the register, no sign ins since all the HAZers on 1/1/14 : app :

#4 Coon Bluff - an easy little summit overlooking the Salt river.
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May 11 2014
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43 male
 Joined May 11 2014
 Phoenix
Sunrise Peak from 128th StreetPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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askinner1906
Hiking5.50 Miles 1,282 AEG
Hiking5.50 Miles   3 Hrs   18 Mns   2.16 mph
1,282 ft AEG      45 Mns Break
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:y: Great hike! The last half mile is real tough. When you get to the peak it is well wreath the hike.
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May 07 2014
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50 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Sunrise Peak from 128th StreetPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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mt98dew
Hiking5.50 Miles 1,282 AEG
Hiking5.50 Miles   1 Hour   58 Mns   2.80 mph
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This has been on my radar for a bit, finally got out here to do this particular trail. I was bummed to discover that my Garmin had dead batteries so everything, except for time is based off the trail description. Took the Ring Tail up to where it connected to the Sunrise and took that trail all the way to the summit. The Ring Tail and the lower portion of the Sunrise is quite rocky, so I needed to keep my eyes on the trail. The trail gets a lot nicer after you climb that first hill. Met a few hikers on the trail today, but not as many as you might expect for having PERFECT weather. Visibility was decent so there was a nice view from the top. Noticed a definite trail in the side of the mountain to the north. There looked to be a connector trail that went to it near the horse hitching post. Didn't check out that "connector trail" so I could be wrong on that. I'll have to come back and find out :)
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Mar 31 2014
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 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Sunrise Peak from 128th StreetPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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trekkin_gecko
Hiking5.60 Miles 1,300 AEG
Hiking5.60 Miles   1 Hour   40 Mns   3.36 mph
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yesterday mt98dew mentioned the mapped area feature
looked at the 15 phoenix/valley peaks and saw that i was missing this one
not much different than starting from 124th street
felt like a slacker not doing the over and back ;)
saw maybe a dozen people out
very nice morning
still quite a bit of dust in the air
split the difference between tibber's official track and the description stats
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Jan 29 2014
John9L
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 Joined Mar 12 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Sunrise Peak from 128th StreetPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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John9L
Hiking5.50 Miles 1,397 AEG
Hiking5.50 Miles   1 Hour   34 Mns   3.51 mph
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Jan 05 2014
Charger55
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 Joined Oct 19 2010
 Mesa, AZ
Sunrise Peak from 128th StreetPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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Charger55
Hiking5.50 Miles 1,282 AEG
Hiking5.50 Miles   2 Hrs   15 Mns   2.44 mph
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Brunch on top of the peak with the Wandering Soles group. A super fun experience and a good way to kick off the 2014 hiking year!!
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Dec 12 2013
jochal
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 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Sunrise Peak from 128th StreetPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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jochal
Hiking7.10 Miles 1,282 AEG
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Went up from 128th St. and came back on the 136th spur, then back to the car on Via Linda.
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Nov 29 2013
Crzy4AZ
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 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Sunrise Peak from 128th StreetPhoenix, AZ
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Crzy4AZ
Hiking5.50 Miles 1,282 AEG
Hiking5.50 Miles   2 Hrs   6 Mns   2.95 mph
1,282 ft AEG      14 Mns Break
 
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After spending the morning at the mall getting pics with Santa : rein : - this date hike was a welcome quiet solace. This particular route is really an excellent work out hike in the McDowells. Just the first 0.6 are flat - rest of the hike is a steady up, up, up. Only two other cars at the Ringtail TH. Saw just a handful of people overall.

Hiked down watching the sun set in front of us the whole way. Had dinner outside at the Mesquite grill - casual restaurant of the McDowell Golf Club owned by Phil Mickelson. Cornbread skillet is really good.

One question that I have for people who hike the McDowell county trails from Fountain Hills - there is a new zig-zag trail going up that you can see from Sunrise peak - I marked it on a photo. Hoping that someone will tell me the name of the trail. Maybe it's old and I never noticed it before.
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Nov 11 2013
chumley
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 Joined Sep 18 2002
 Tempe, AZ
Sunrise Trail - MSPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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chumley
Hiking4.78 Miles 1,278 AEG
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Decided to get my legs under me again after a grueling saturday ML. Nice 5 mile hike up and over the peak. We shuttled our cars to make it a one way over rather than just up and down the same way. 145th side is so much more entertaining. The lower part of 128th side is pretty boring. My first time up here in daylight! Passed another friend who was mad at me because she saw my truck in the parking lot and I hadn't invited her. Apparently I forgot she told me she was gonna hike it today too. ](*,)

Nice day, warm for this time of year, but very strong winds made it pleasant. Gusting over 30mph was nice :)
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Mar 08 2013
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Sunrise Peak from 128th StreetPhoenix, AZ
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Tough_Boots
Hiking5.50 Miles 1,282 AEG
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nice evening hike with 9L and the Hippy! Made it just in time to avoid the bad weather coming in :)
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Mar 08 2013
John9L
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Sunrise Peak from 128th StreetPhoenix, AZ
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John9L
Hiking5.50 Miles 1,282 AEG
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Quick night hike with Haley and Kyle. We timed it just right and didn't get any rain. It poured on the drive home.
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