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Arizona - Tom's Thumb to Bell Pass

This event is hosted by Girls Who Hike Ambassador Lisa M. Perez! Attendees will receive special Girls Who Hike giveaways before the hike starts (limited quantity available for each hike!)

Tom's Thumb to Bell Pass
McDowell Sonoran Preserve
12.5 miles - out and back (extra for views)
Total Elevation Gain: 2,837 (extra for views)
Link to more trail info: 
https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/arizona/toms-thumb-to-bell-pass
Meeting Location: 104th Street Trailhead. Take the 101 to Bell Road, go East and turn North onto Thompson Peak Parkway. Signs for the parking lot on the right.

GWH Trail Rating - Yellow-ish/RED: Moderate to strenuous in certain locations of this hike, well-signed, elevation gain of between 2,000 to 3,000 low altitude. Experienced hikers welcome and those who can do long hikes with spots of incline in full sun exposure! NOTE: The AllTrails app rates this hike as hard. Steady incline most of the trail. 

Please make sure you are prepared for full sun exposure and bring snacks/food/and lots of water (more than you think you need). Average temperature this time of year is projected to be 86 degrees. 

Hello Ladies - I am excited to lead an April official meet-up of the GWHAZ Chapter on Earth Day 2018! We are going to the 'Dale' - my old stomping ground - hiking Tom's Thumb to Bell Pass. Do the quick jaunt up to Tom's Thumb and Lookout Pass as added extras.
Park is open sunrise to sunset - so we will start as early as possible due to 100% sun exposure the entire trail. 

This hike is a long hike with some steep inclines in areas so I do not recommend kids or pups. Updates for this hike due to weather or other changes will be posted here.

*****In order to attend an official meetup, you MUST have a signed Liability Waiver on file. Please see the Group Rules for details/link to sign. One waiver clears you for all meetups! bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver