Hikes the Dog Canyon trail, to it's end, takes a left and proceeds up to a small hill over looking the basin. 12 miles and 3650' round trip. Easier and a little warmer than the full trip to Sunspot, and far shorter. Forecast reads for near 80 in the canyon on Monday, mid 60s likely on top. Maybe low 60s. Should be sunny. Still, not really a beginner hike. 7 hours of "hiking" is a wide window for a very relaxed pace!