With the ground officially broken on the 202 South Mountain expansion, there was no better time to checkout the area West of South Mountain. The route for the highway will be cutting through the land just West of South Mountain. I had been through the area before on a MTB exploration, but never had the chance to explore on foot. On a lazy Sunday morning we headed out on foot to photograph the area.
If you are pressed for time or want to do some local exploring I encourage you to checkout the trails in the West end of South Mountain. The hills in the area hold plenty of mines, relics from the past and traces of wildlife.