Thompson Peak
November 23, 2014

Thompson Peak in early-morning sunlight

Same vantage point, now looking north at East End

About a mile in, a nice mix of brush and saguaro cactus

The road gains steeply up the ridge, then steeply to the top

Now on the main ridge, looking at the top

It's hard to convey steepness in a photo, but note carefully that the towers are vertical. The road here was about a 30% grade

At the top, looking north at McDowell and East End

View into Scottsdale. We live down there somewhere

Another view of the peak as we hike out

Montage of road and summit shots

More road shots, plus one of the Dixie Mine


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