Oh man. What a work out. I have only been to Thumb Butte once before and that time I only walked up it. This time we ran up it at many points and did these crazy man pushups. We also went bouldering just a tiny bit. You aren't allowed to go to the top peak at this point in summer because of Falcon nesting so once we got to the highest point we went off trail into the trees and scoped around. We found another trail thank God to take us back down and around. We carried descent size tree limbs down the mountain. It was a lot of fun. My hiking partner was Josh. He is so wild. He just will start sprinting out of nowhere. It always makes for a super adrenaline pumping work out and outdoor madness mess!
Trails we hit #'s 33, 314, 326 I recommend trying it out if you haven't.