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Lost Wall Loop plus - MSP, AZ
mini location map2018-07-04
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Lost Wall Loop plus - MSP, AZ 
Lost Wall Loop plus - MSP, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 04 2018
KBKB
Hiking11.23 Miles 3,123 AEG
Hiking11.23 Miles   5 Hrs   23 Mns   2.12 mph
3,123 ft AEG      5 Mns Break26 LBS Pack
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I like the climber's access trail that forms the interesting part of the Lost Wall Loop. It allows us to turn lasso hikes utilizing Tom's Thumb Trail into (more of) a loop hike. That's what I did (again) today...

For today's hike, I started off on the Lost Wall Loop. When I hit Tom's Thumb Trail (after passing Tom's Thumb, the pinnacle), I turned right (west) which took me to the Scottsdale side of things. I returned via Windgate, Windmill, East End, and Tom's Thumb Trail. When I got near the bottom, I added on an extra mile by doing Feldspar, Marcus Landslide, and Caballo.

I got an early start, so was able to hike in the shade when I got to the west side of the mountain. Hiking up East End was hard - it's steep and the breeze was mostly at my back, so I didn't feel it much. Thankfully, the higher I got, the breezier it got, so it did eventually make a difference.

I saw a bunch of other hikers and even one mountain biker who was somehow managing to ride his bike up Tom's Thumb Trail (from the Scottsdale side). I didn't see as many people as I was expecting though.
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