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Tom's Thumb from Gateway Trailhead

Yahoo - the frigid temperatures have finally lifted - let's celebrate by hiking Tom's Thumb

Length:  about 12 miles; we'll go out and back

Elevation gain: about 1400 feet according to the MMP map

Time: about 6 hours; we'll stop for  lunch at the base of Tom's Thumb

Difficulty: yup!  Lots of steep switchbacks

Dog friendly: yes, on leash, but be sure your dog is fit too.  I wouldn't recommend it for most pooches I know.

Fitness level:  You want to be fit for this one!  It's long, with lots of upward slope and then very very steep in parts.  No bouldering/climbing, just steep trail.  This isn't a fitness hike exactly, but we tend to keep a good solid pace.  You'll be happiest on this if you've hiked with me before and like my pace, or you've done lots of brisk hiking recently.  I don't recommend this for beginners.

What to bring:  WATER and lots of it; hat, sunscreen and your lunch.   

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  • Clay

    Always a good work-out, thanks Brenda!

    January 20, 2013

  • Brenda

    Fabulous hike for a fabulous day with fabulous hikers! Thanks all!

    1 · January 20, 2013

    • Neil B.

      Yes - it was indeed! Thanks again fgor leading this hike - hope to see you all on another hike soon! :)

      January 20, 2013

    • Dannette

      Agree, Thank you for leading us. It was great!!!

      January 20, 2013

  • Neil B.

    Great!

    January 20, 2013

  • Mike

    Great long hike for Jan.

    January 20, 2013

  • Brenda

    It's going to be a gorgeous day! Perfect for hiking Tom's Thumb. See you at the trailhead.

    1 · January 19, 2013

    • David

      Brenda .

      January 20, 2013

    • David

      Brenda still under the weather = going to pass tk s

      January 20, 2013

  • Patricia

    anyone want to carpool from central-ish phoenix?

    January 19, 2013

    • Mike

      Patricia if you're going to go out the 101 I am on North seventh Street[masked]

      January 19, 2013

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