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Tom's Mesquite Hog, AZ
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Tom's Mesquite Hog, AZ 
Tom's Mesquite Hog, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 27 2020
LosDosSloFolks
Hiking2.40 Miles 632 AEG
Hiking2.40 Miles
632 ft AEG4 LBS Pack
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1st trip
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Our objective was to do a small loop and add in the exploration of Mesquite Canyon and the high point which the rock climbing community calls "Hog Heaven". We took the Tom's Thumb summit trail up and then cut over on the Feldspar to Mesquite Canyon. An un-named use trail follows the sandy wash entering the canyon then breaks off and the climb begins in earnest. Route shown in photoset.

Great views abound in Mesquite Canyon. And great big rocks live here to. We were the only hikers in the area but we could hear climbers commands echoing off the walls. We finally saw the group of 4 doing climbs and rappels off of a large rock across the way. They even waved. :) Definitely more friendly than the masked up fashionistas going up Tom's Thumb.

As we neared the summit the hike turned into 3 points of contact climbing which Cathy put up with for a while then told me in no uncertain terms that she was stopping and for me to go on and finish. I made it almost to the top...within 50 yards, but it turned into a very steep two hands and two feet crawl up and over boulders nearly straight up. Lots of catclaw too. With some leather gloves and a larger pair of stones it would have been no problem at all. : wink :

I made my way back down to Cathy and only slipped and fell twice. :( I'm going to be sore tomorrow I think. Great hike though in a beautiful section of desert.
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