The hike is about three miles.
I had forgotten how "uphill" the trail is from Sunrise Point as far as Dege (Deh ghee) Peak. That is about half the distance, and at each bend I would say "It levels off at that next clump of trees." Not really a problem, but we had already done about five miles that day. When we got to the spur trail to the top of Dege Peak, we did not join these folks up there.
Instead we continued on to the Visitor Center, where we picked up a prearranged ride back with the Law Enforcement Ranger Dan, who was planning to go out to the Point to do a quick litter patrol.Visit others here. I have some shots I am saving for SkyWatch Friday, so watch for those later in the week.