Nora, Bob, and I hiked a loop of about 5 miles in the Tom’s Thumb area. Following mostly climber’s access trails, we visited Hog Heaven, the Thumbnail Pinnacle, the East End (which is the highest point in the McDowells), and Tom’s Thumb.
Kathy, Jerry, Mike, Nancy, Bill, Heather, Bob, and I did a 10.2 mile hike on Friday. We hiked Dixie Mine to Sonoran and then did a loop on the Western Loop Trail. On the way back, Bill showed us the … Continued
Linda, Doug, Leslie, Heather, Bill, and Mike hiked Dixie Mine, Sonoran, and part of the Promenade Trail on Friday. On the way back, Bill showed the group a new trail that he’s building in the area. Total hike distance was … Continued
Mike and I hiked 15.9 miles starting from the parking area for the Dixie Mine Trail. We hiked Dixie Mine, Prospector, Bell Pass (up and over the Pass), Gateway Loop, Windgate (up and over Windgate Pass), Bell Pass, Prospector, Dixie … Continued
Marilyn, Nancy, Linda, Mike, and I hiked a little over ten miles on Friday. We did a loop which took us up the Tom’s Thumb Trail, down the East End Trail, and then into the park via the Windmill and … Continued
Linda and I hiked a 9.6 mile loop starting from the Tom’s Thumb Trailhead. We hiked: Marcus Landslide, Boulder, Pemberton, Coachwhip, Windmill, East End, and returned on the Tom’s Thumb Trail.
Linda, Lisa, Shawn, and I hiked 4.8 miles starting from the Tom’s Thumb Trailhead. Our total elevation gain for the day was nearly 1700 feet. This is Shawn, Lisa, and Linda at the start of the hike. This photo provides … Continued
Kevin and I (yes, another Kevin) hiked a little over eight miles on Friday. We hiked the Dixie Mine Trail to the mine, past the petroglyphs, to the Prospector Trail. We hiked up Prospector, nearly to the Bell Pass Trail. … Continued
Marilyn and I hiked the Marcus Landslide Trail on Friday. I added on the Feldspar Trail and a little bit of the Tom’s Thumb Trail at the end to bring my mileage up to six miles.
Mike, Ben, Linda, and I hiked 9.8 miles with a total elevation gain just shy of 2,000 feet. Denise joined us for the early part of the hike, turning back shortly after entering the preserve. We hiked these trails on … Continued