Lloyd and I hiked 11.4 miles in the Tom’s Thumb area on Friday, the 25th.
Early in the morning on part of the Lost Wall Loop…
Continuing up, we passed this notable rock formation…
Looking down on Pinnacle Peak and Troon:
Tom’s Thumb and the Rist – yes, I’ve spelled it correctly:
It took us somewhat longer than normal to get to this point. Lloyd told me at the outset that he’s 70 years old with a pacemaker, so we went a more relaxed pace.
Heading down the East End Trail…
We saw a lot of poppies on Friday.
A cyclist coming up the Coachwhip Trail. Another hiker named Danny joined us for this section of the hike.
When we got to the Marcus Landslide Trail, Lloyd wanted a longer hike, so we turned left and hiked the little loop on the Marcus Landslide Trail. Danny had time constraints and headed straight back. I thought that this was a nice view of more poppies and also of the Thumbnail Pinnacle high above. I told Lloyd that we sometimes hike up there.
Submarine Rock and some of the Landslide too.
One of the mushroom boulders along the Marcus Landslide Trail. The Granite Ballroom can be seen behind it – Marilyn and I once did a climb in this area – back in the days when it was possible to drive your vehicle all the way back to this point or perhaps somewhat beyond.
Another prominent pinnacle near the Marcus Landslide Trail.