Sara, Linda, and I hiked a little over five miles in the Tom’s Thumb Area. Total elevation gain was only a little over 1500 feet.
This is the small pinnacle mentioned earlier.
Sara and Linda, hiking up some steep terrain.
Tom’s Thumb from the ridge:
Linda, Sara, and Kevin in front of Tom’s Thumb.
After we worked our way around to the other side of Tom’s Thumb, we met a woman who was walking back down the trail to take a picture of her male companion. I thought it was a good shot, so I took a picture too.
At the right is Glass Dome and, past that, Goat Hill.
This is not really a tunnel; the large leaning rocks don’t actually touch each other, but it sort of looks like they do if you stand in the right place.
Another view of Glass Dome:
Linda and Sara making their way across the boulders:
Looking up at Gardener’s Wall; as we were making our way back, we came across two women who were hiking up to Gardener’s Wall, and then to Tom’s Thumb. It was remarkable just to come across anyone else on this particular trail.
We saw this tarantula as we made our way back down Tom’s Thumb Trail:
Linda, hiking down Tom’s Thumb Trail:
We turned right on the Feldspar Trail and then right again on the Marcus Landslide Trail. Linda told me that she had helped to clear the path to this mushroom boulder on the hill near where Marilyn and I used to park for climbing at Sven Slab. After visiting this mushroom rock, we went over to look at Energizer (5.8) and the Gripple Variation (5.10a) on a boulder in the Sven Slab area.
Look for four deer at the bottom left:
Five deer; the second one in line has a tracking collar.