Brunch - Sunrise Peak (Scottsdale)

Description: Let’s start the New Year with a Sunrise brunch! A hike in the McDowell Mountains to Sunrise Peak. If you saw pictures from last year everyone brings 1 item to share for a celebration brunch at the top of the mountain. If a steady climb to great views in the Scottsdale area appeals to you, this is your hike. Sign up and let us know what you are bringing.

Difficulty: Easy-Moderate

Total Distance: 5.6 miles

Start Elevation: 1700 ft.

Elevation Gain: 1300 ft.

Drive Time: In-town – Scottsdale

Water to Bring: 2 liters (whose bringing the champagne and OJ?)

Estimated Return Time: Noon

Minimum Attendees Required: 3

Special Instructions: 101 to the Shea Blvd exit. Turn east to Via Linda, left to 128th street, which is a residential street with no traffic signal. Turn left onto 128th street and drive 0.6 miles to the trailhead on your left. There is parking along the left side of the road.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great hike Mark. Thanks for leading!

    January 9, 2014

  • Jeff

    This event gets better each year. Thanks Mark for organizing it. Thanks everyone for your contributions.

    January 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks to all for including this newcomer in your incredible group. Gina summed it up well.

    January 5, 2014

  • Sunshine

    So fun!! Way better than staying home. Very nice day and fun people. Thanks Mark for planning.

    January 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fabulous people, hike, and food. Incredible way to start to the week.

    January 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Mark, sorry I woke up sick this morning. Hope everyone has a great hike.

    January 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just saw the hike. I'll find something in the morning to bring. If anyone has any requests, let me know.

    January 4, 2014

  • Mark G.

    Hi Soles, Sorry 1 more post... I will be at Pyle and drive. It appears we will only need one other vehicle from Tempe as most are meeting at the trailhead.

    I left my personal cell at work so if you need to contact me you may call my work cell. [masked]-5936. See you in the morning. Mark

    January 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will bring muffins. I look forward to meeting everyone.

    January 4, 2014

  • Mark G.

    Hi Soles! Happy New Year! We have a full hike! Weather looks like we will be hiking with sunshine (no pun intended Dawn...) starting in the 50s ending in the 60s. A great way to start the new year! Please be ready to head out from Pyle rec center in Tempe by or before our meeting time at 7:30 or at the trailhead by or before 8:15 to head right out on the trail. Those meeting at the trailhead please try to save a few spots for the Tempe group in case the parking area is full. Please also follow the exact direction to the trailhead in the description so you do not end up at the adjacent trailheads as there are a number of them in the area. As a side note from prior years, make sure you bring you food/drink contribution in your day pack NOT carried outside if possible or it will not be as fun of a hike for you :) And of course water to drink along the trail. My cell is[masked] if you need to reach me in the morning. See you all in the morning. Mark

    January 4, 2014

  • Sierra

    I'll meet at trailhead. So many choices maybe something with chocolate:)

    January 3, 2014

  • Joni

    Let me know if anyone drops out. I'll bring the bubbly and may (or may not) bring my son with me. I'll probably show up at Pyle just in case...

    January 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll meet at the trailhead.

    January 2, 2014

  • Sunshine

    I'll meet at the trailhead.

    January 2, 2014

  • John

    Meeting at the trailhead

    January 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    My +1 is bringing an egg and sausage casserole!

    January 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will see everyone at the trailhead as well.

    January 2, 2014

  • Sunshine

    I'll bring mimosas and bagels/cream cheese.

    December 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    i'd like to meet at the trailhead due to my location. what time should i meet you all there?

    December 30, 2013

    • Mark G.

      Hi Aileen, looking forward to seeing you again. 8:15 @ trailhead. Mark

      December 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    i am thinking i'll bring hard boiled eggs.

    December 30, 2013

  • Jeff

    I will bring the bacon and coffee again.

    December 24, 2013

    • Mark G.

      Jeff, if there are three things in life we can all count on from you its leading a great hiking club, coffee and bacon!!! Thank again for your leadership this year. See you on the other side of the calendar. Mark

      December 26, 2013

    • Jeff

      Thanks Mark

      December 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Should be this a good "come back" to hiking after my ankle injury? I would love to go.

    December 23, 2013

    • Mark G.

      Round trip so worse case you would stop part way and return or Wait for the group. Obviously not as fun but you won't get lost. Your choice, but hope to see you there! Mark

      December 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Mark!

      December 26, 2013

  • Mark G.

    Hi Soles, looking forward to our annual kickoff hike and brunch. I will bring plates, utensils, napkins, table cloth... And look to see what else needs filling in ( champagne, o. J., bacon, coffee, ...)See you soon and happy holidays!! Mark

    December 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will bring turkey and cheese roll ups.

    December 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I most likely will bring baguette (or crackers) and cheese.

    December 21, 2013

  • John

    i will bring fresh pineapple

    December 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will bring fruit

    December 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will bring carrots and hummus!

    December 16, 2013

16 went

  • Mark G. +1
    Assistant Organizer
    Event Host
  • Jeff
    Organizer
  • Sierra +1
    Assistant Organizer
  • Sunshine +1
    Assistant Organizer
  • Frank S.
    Member
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
    +1 guest

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