Jul 10, 2013

Arabia Mountain

One of the last places Hannah and I visited in Georgia was Arabia Mountain, which is about a 45 minute drive southeast of Atlanta. The mountain is only about 170 feet tall, but we had some great views from the top! One of my favorite things about Arabia were the beautiful stagnent pools of water on top of the mountain--Hannah and I even found tadpoles swimming in one of them. It was totally worth the drive!

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The mountain was quarried for decades before becoming a Dekalb County Park, and you can still see a lot of evidence of the work done on the mountainside. At the base of the mountain is a large lake, where Hannah and I ate a picnic lunch before tackling the trail around the water. It was a ton of fun, but I definitely recommend close-toed footwear; there were loads of red ants!

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My favorite thing about the hike was probably the wild blackberries growing everywhere. They were so tasty, and there were tons of them! There was also a really cool abandoned house along the trail, which was really fun to see. All in all, it was an amazing trip, and it was so nice to get out of the city for a little while!