Jan 15, 2009, 5:58 PM
Registered: Aug 31, 2002
If you happen to be in the McDowell's heading to Gardener's Wall and Tom's Thumb, you may run into orange or other colored tape on the shrubberys, please leave it, it is a trail marker for future work.
Near the old dirt road by the lone house and traditional approaches to Gardeners Wall and Tomís Thumb, you may notice some orange flagging taking off roughly from the old dirt road parking area west up past the climbing areas of Fort McDowell, Half and Half Wall and Lost Wall. Scott Hamilton, the City Trails Planner, and Erik Filsinger, put them in to begin the process of planning the lay out of sustainable climbing paths to the historic rock climbing crags. They began on this one so as not to interfere with the ongoing trail construction on the new official Tomís Thumb trail. Feel free to follow the orange flags if you are climbing at Fort McDowell, Half and Half Wall, Lost Wall, Lost in the Air, the Rist, or Tomís Thumb (The path constitutes a west alternative to reaching Tomís Thumb and areas in between. If you follow the flagging to the ridgeline, simply head back east a short distance to Tomís Thumb on the well defined use path.)
(This post was edited by sonso45 on Jan 16, 2009, 5:48 AM)