Description: Let’s start the New Year with a Sunrise brunch! A hike in the McDowell Mountains to Sunrise Peak. If you saw pictures (http://www.meetup.com/Wandering-Soles-Hiking/photos/12497862/#194075192) 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 (http://www.meetup.com/Wandering-Soles-Hiking/pages/Hike_Difficulty_Definitions/)
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: (http://www.meetup.com/Wandering-Soles-Hiking/pages/Hike_Difficulty_Definitions/) 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.
Not sure what to bring? Checklists are available here (http://www.meetup.com/Wandering-Soles-Hiking/files/).