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East End Peak - MSPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 11 2017
Nate_F
Hiking0.26 Miles 317 AEG
Hiking0.26 Miles      21 Mns   1.04 mph
317 ft AEG      6 Mns Break
 
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This was my first trip to the top of East End, the top of the McDowells. It was a crowded Saturday and Veteran's Day; over 100 people I saw on Tom's Thumb Trail. Very busy. Once I got on the summit trail to East End, however, there was not a person in sight. Perfect for Solitude!
The turn off of Tom's Thumb Trail is easy to miss, thanks to other hikers on this site, I found it! It is a short trek to the top, but very steep and slippery. You may get poked and scratched a bit on this trail. I t is not a maintained trail, lots of cacti and brush!
The view is awesome and the weather was great. I looked down upon all the hikers headed to the thumb and wondered if anybody down there knew about this great hike. I guess it's a well-kept secret! With Thompson Peak, East End, The Lookout, The Thumb, and Sunrise out of the way, all that's left is Drinkwater, McDowell, and the Twin Peaks further South! I love the McDowells! :y:
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