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gimpilator28 Peaks in 15 Days  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 11, 2016


We did Thomas in the dark after having done Orocopia, Toro, and Santa Rosa earlier that day. This was the last day of our big trip and the only peak we could drive so close to the summit.

On the way down, Google Navigate took us an alternate route past Hog Lake. The road was too rough for my Subaru, but we were sort of committed. I would recommend only trucks and jeeps drive that road.

Other peaks we did during this trip include; Potosi, Cheyenne, Muddy Mountain, Muddy Peak, Virgin, The Orphan, Silica Dome, Cairn, The Sentinel, East Redstone, Redstone, Mystery Cairn, Vista, Hayford, Clark, McCullough, Spirit, Stepladder, Big Maria, False Maria, Black Butte, Chuckwalla, Pinto, Orocopia, Toro, and Santa Rosa.

Click here to see the trip report with photos.
Posted Dec 20, 2016 12:52 pm

surgentMostly a drive-up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 11, 2013


Hiked Cahuilla Mtn earlier, then drove over to Thomas Mountain. Drove to Tool Box Campground, and parked at road "B", then walked from there to the top. Got some exercise, met a lot of campers and their dogs. Nice views of San Jacinto.
Posted May 15, 2013 6:43 pm

cragfrequently  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 17, 2007


I think this is the only drive-up summit I have ever done, and only summit I have ever camped on. Great place to run the dogs and get a little relief from the heat. It gets surprisingly little use. The northern end of the Thomas Mtn road connects to an interesting but generally not too difficult web of truck trails (high-clearance 4wd recommended).
Posted May 20, 2012 1:10 pm

bechttdrive up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2011


What Bob said
Posted Dec 17, 2011 4:43 pm

Bob BurdHPS roundup  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2009

Bob Burd

Tagged a handful of HPS peaks with Tom Becht. This one pretty much sucked. Trip Report
Posted Dec 6, 2011 11:48 pm

NavySeabeeThe Easy Way  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2008


Drove up with my daughters. Added Rouse Hill and Santa Rosa Mtn also as part of a long bumpy day. Toro Peak had 'official' activity so we could sneak up that one.
Posted Dec 5, 2011 1:48 pm

cabRoad  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 30, 2011


Hiked up to Cahuilla and Little Cahuilla in the morning, then over to Lookout Mountain. Next, drove up to Thomas Mtn. and Rouse Hill, then finished on Indian Mountain. Lots of driving on this day, but great scenery and some good hiking too.
Posted Dec 5, 2011 11:15 am

Alex WoodFirst Summit  Sucess!

Alex Wood

of 2011. Hiked this with my little brother and my dogs. Awesome day with steller views. The snow made it even better.
Posted Dec 2, 2011 2:13 pm

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