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Holbert Trail - South Mountain
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11 by photographer avatarDarthStiller
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Holbert Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking5.90 Miles 1,413 AEG
Hiking5.90 Miles   3 Hrs   44 Mns   1.58 mph
1,413 ft AEG
 
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With the Steelers playing a night game, it was a nice opportunity to take the family out for a hike. I haven't hiked the Holbert Trail in over 16 years, so it seemed like a nice choice. Short enough at about 5 miles RT, and enough of a climb to provide a nice challenge.

There was some kind of family reunion type of thing going on in the parking lot as we arrived. As a result, the trail was extremely busy on our way up, but only to the junction for the Dobbins Lookout spur. Once we got there, I let the wife and kids continue along the Holbert Trail to its terminus while I hiked up to the lookout and back. Once I caught up with them, they were at the end of the Holbert Trail. After we passed the Dobbins spur junction, the trail was nearly deserted.

The trail isn't really that steep, but it also isn't very smooth at all. Lots of rock outcroppings to walk around, over, and between. This made things a bit more difficult for Dmitri, but he made it thru ok. The way down nearly took as long as going up negotiating some of the steeper sections. At the end of the hike, everyone was very glad to be done and ready for lunch, but not worn out too bad. It ended up being the perfect amount of effort. Had fun again playing with the new camera getting some zoom in shots.
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