|Hog Heaven - East End - Tom's Thumb, AZ|
|Hog Heaven - East End - Tom's Thumb, AZ|| |
Hog Heaven - East End - Tom's Thumb, AZ
|Hiking||16.81 Miles|| 9 Hrs 4 Mns ||2.23 mph|
|6,295 ft AEG|| 1 Hour 32 Mns Break||5 LBS Pack|
|Sat 7:12 am|
Into the deep freeze.
Sat 7:31 am
We contemplated a new rule. When in doubt or lost... split up
Sat 8:02 am
The hog route doesn't dine on pequeño cacahuates, bring your grande huevos or go home!
Conversation goes downhill and the hike goes UP
Sat 10:14 am
East End grippy, not loose and rocky as sign stated.
Well... everything is relative after being high on the hog.
Wally tried pushing the lycium berries. About as tasty as a lithium 9 volt battery
Sat 12:19 pm
Tom's Thumb trail from Windgate up is a great trail. I'm not a huge McDowell's fan due to the drive but this is worthy.
Sat 12:29 pm
Mica in several areas. Trail goes over a huge discolored quartz vein too.
Sat 1:50 pm
Finished. Great to see everyone. Hog was the lure and enjoyed finally getting to tackle it.
Nice day so I hit up Pie & Echo too. After the tedious footing in the McDowells it was great to be home on solid footing. Busy. Jim & Scott heading down so I got to meet the world famous Gummo!
Sat 4:47 pm
24 hikers @ camelback summit.
Roughly the equivalence of a fifth lap. Picked up the saddle in 6:01, 4:00 is outta my league now. Held fair though the rails. Then slowed it down since I rely heavy on pre/post hike hydration.