Run around the Tom's thumb area Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2015
Ran up to Tom's thumb in 23 minutes after mid day at 103 degrees. Got dizzy and laid down in the shade for 2 minutes before going back for Brit who was toast from the heat. While she slowly made her way back I scrambled up the top of East End, signed the register, tooks some pics and went back down a different route. In retrospect, you should take the route at 1.5 miles from the TT trailhead at the bottom of the drainage. I started at 1.4 miles before losing elevation but it would be a better route starting down lower and going up the drainage. That said, I had quite a bit of fun with some advanced scrambling.
Very nice hike through some very interesting desert scenery. I was surprised to meet a couple on the summit as it sees very few people. The summit log entry was from over 2 weeks ago.
Update: the road to the trailhead is now paved.