Tuesday, March 10, 2009

There is a hole in the rock

This past weekend we went hiking in Papago Park in Phoenix. Papago Park is located in Tempe and Scottsdale as well, and there is talk about a grant being issued to develop the park into something grand like NYC’s Central Park.

Papago Park is home to the ancient The Hole in The Rock, a formation where nature has literally carved a hole in the rock. It is believed that the Hohokam people used this formation as a solar clock a thousand years ago. Today, you can walk up to and through the hole.

We spent the rest of the day hiking throughout the park, hiking around and over the buttes. It is amazing to find such a beautiful desert landscape in the middle of such a large metropolitan area.

We have uploaded some pictures in the AZ fun album of the day.

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