I have been wanting for YEARS to ride to Tom Thumb. A quick loop that includes some fine singletrack that reminded me of some of the Pinnacle Peak Cactus Cup course of years ago. Nice trails.
heading East out of the "new to me" Gateway access for the McDowel Sonoran Preserve
the object of desire
I should have brought my filter. This spring was running pretty well. Must remember to always bring filter.
some of that nice singletrack
there it is. Up close and personal. Finally! Up on top the track is sublime.
most of the way up the hill, all I could think about was the mountain lion - not sure if it existed or not, but he was freaking me out.
gets dark quick
the way out. the plan was to ride to the N. end of 136th street, but a shortage of water kept me to some roads till I hit power line dirt roads over to Reach 11.
some more of this on top and all the way down to 136th St.
Some new ability to use satellite images on the GPS device allowed easier navigation. For sure.