Marilyn, Mike, Sara, Jerry, and Julie joined me for a ten mile hike in the Tom’s Thumb area. Marilyn hiked out Marcus Landslide, then took Pemberton and Coachwhip to Windmill. There, she waited for the rest of us to meet up with her after hiking past Tom’s Thumb and down East End.
A view of Troon Mountain from early in the hike:
This small pinnacle is encountered while hiking the access trail leading to the ridge on which Tom’s Thumb is situated.
Looking down at Pinnacle Peak and Troon:
A view of Tom’s Thumb from the ridge:
Looking toward Phoenix:
Mike, Sara, Julie, and Jerry in front of Tom’s Thumb:
Heading down the East End Trail…
Jerry, Julie, and Mike descending one of many switchbacks on the East End Trail:
Mike spotted this chain fruit cholla with fasciation, or cresting:
Marilyn and Sara on the Boulder Trail: