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hiking
2 days ago

Dramatic beauty of a desert hike! It's quiet and tranquil, rather steep if not brutally long. But if you want more, you can keep going for a full 8 miles all the way down to Gateway Park. Tom's Thumb offers a great workout, great scenery, and is my favorite hike in the greater Phoenix area.

hiking
10 days ago

Well marked, gradual thanks to switchbacks, even on a 110 degrees day in Scottsdale, it was pleasantly breezy at the top.
And when you get back to the parking lot after an hour and a half hike, that first sip of IPA is heaven. You deserved it.