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McDowell Mountains / Tom's Thumb, AZ

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Warning! Technical climbing skills required. Risks include serious injury to death.  Risks are not eliminated by skill.
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Preferred   Mar, Feb, Nov, Jan
Sun  6:33am - 5:52pm
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5  2017-01-02 juliachaos
4  2016-12-25
Tom's Thumb Loop off Windgate Pass Trail
JuanJaimeiii
1  2016-01-28
Tom's Thumb Trail - MSP
Crzy4AZ
13  2016-01-10
Tom's Thumb Loop off Windgate Pass Trail
JuanJaimeiii
36  2015-12-19
Tom's Thumb Mega Loop
JasonCleghorn
5  2013-03-03 trekkin_gecko
25  2010-04-24 suzaz
18  2010-03-17 suzaz
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5.1 West Crack2125 ft5
 West Corner1
5.10d Waughbo
5.7 Treiber's Deception1103 ft3
5.7 The Settlement
5.10a Succubus
5.9 Sacred Datura Direct
5.10d Pinto Bean A.k.a Garbanzo Bean Direct
5.5 Kreusers2115 ft2
5.10b Hot Line
5.11a Hard Drivin'
5.10a Garbanzo BeanG
5.6 Fat Mans Delight
5.11c Experiment In Terror
5.11a Deep Freeze
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2010-01-13
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    To Tom's Thumb Trailhead
    1) 101 (Pima Freeway) to Frank Lloyd Wright
    2) East on Frank Lloyd Right to N Thompson Peak Parkway
    3) North on Thompson Peak Parkway to McDowell Sonoran Preserve Gateway Trailhead to drop off first vehicle
    4) Then North on Thompson Peak Parkway to Pima Rd
    5) North on Pima Rd to Happy Valley Rd
    6) East on Happy Valley Rd until it turns north and changes to 116th st.
    7) East on Ranch Gate Rd to 128th St
    8) South on 128th to Park Entrance

    From Exit 36 of AZ-101 Loop North, head northeast on North Pima Rd 4.7 miles to East Happy Valley Road. Turn right onto East Happy Valley Road and drive 4.3 miles to Ranch Gate Road. Turn right onto Ranch Gate Road and travel 1.3 miles and then turn right onto North 128th Street. After 1.0 mile on North 128th Street, you'll be at the trailhead gate. No water at the trailhead! Bathrooms are non-flush.

    Warning
    If you just pop in the coordinates of the trailhead, it's very possible that your GPS unit will tell you to wrong turn from Happy Valley Road onto Alameda Road at ( 33.706667, -111.832396 ). Don't do it! Those GPS units don't know that there's a locked gate at (33.694441, -111.813335).

    From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) 34.8 mi, 55 mins
    From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 135 mi, 2 hours 24 mins
    From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 149 mi, 2 hours 37 mins
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