January 16, 2012 + about 6 other ascents
Via Linda Trailhead:
Sunrise Peak from the trailhead
About a third of the way in, as I ascend higher
And yet higher
The summit framed in saguaro and cholla
View back down the canyon from the pass
Looking northeast at Four Peaks off in the distance. I got a bird in the photo, too.
The Superstitions way back there, with Weaver's Needle barely visible to the left
Lost Dog Trailhead:
View of the saddle from the trailhead
Getting near the saddle
Looking back west from the saddle
Approaching the summit
Panorama of the hills and high desert east of Sunrise Peak. The mountain in the center is Mount McDowell, located on the Salt River Indian Reservation, and not to be confused with McDowell Mountain, which is a peak here in the McDowells.
From the summit, looking north at Thompson Peak (with the road), McDowell Mountain, some of the trail, and in the back, East End, which is the McDowell Range highpoint.
Lost Dog Trailhead, November 2013:
Sunrise Peak from the higher saddle.
Lost Dog Trailhead, February 1, 2015:
Getting the finger from a saguaro. Note that the shadows of Lisa Simpson and Marge Simpson are to the right.
Camelback Mountain looms above the fog.
South view of Verde Peak ... in fog.
West viw of the fog layer.
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