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Arizona - Tom's Thumb Trail from Gateway Loop

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I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 

Tom's Thumb Trail South from Gateway Trailhead
Trail Rating: RED: Strenuous hike, possible unmarked trail, elevation gain of 2,500+. Experienced hikers welcome, semi-experienced welcome if they plan on training beforehand!
Date: 03/23/2019
Time: 7:30AM - 12:30pm
Distance: 11 miles
Elevation Gain: 2591 feet
Water Required: 3L

Dogs: Yes (Must be on leash)
Permits / Passes: None
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: Gateway Trailhead - 18333 N Thompson Peak Pkwy, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Kids: No
Men: Yes

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***

Some more info about this hike: This is a strenuous OUT AND BACK hike. The first 2-3 miles is more of a gradual incline but the last 2-2.5 miles to the Thumb are steep with many switchbacks. 

I strongly suggest in addition to water that all hikers bring an appropriate amount of snacks as well. 

There are several good turnaround points for anyone who feels that can't complete the entire hike. 

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