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South Mountain Hike: Holbert Trail

On Monday, it was Ryan’s last day before classes started at ASU, so we drove out to South Mountain and did a great hike on the Holbert Trail. Round trip was around 5 miles, and the top gave us a panoramic view of the entire metro area, as well as the mountain range systems that surround it from all sides.

 

 

Of course, my camera battery wasnt charged, so it died when I got to the top, but photos are never expressive enough anyways. I saw petroglyphs for the first time and was struck by the weird juxtaposition of these ancient artifacts carved onto giant boulders, which are essentially the remains of a bygone people just sitting out in the open, largely unnoticed by the families and trail runners who pass by them each day.

 

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