Walking up to that mountain, I had no idea what we were about to get ourselves into. In my head we are going to be on a narrow path through a million different species of cacti and finally come face to face with a rattle snake. But the hike continued and we never saw a rattle snake. Though, we did see a million different species of cacti (so at least I was right on one thing). We never made it to the top of that mountain, but we did drive up to the top of another mountain. I began hiking up and found myself sitting at the top of several rocks starring into the distance, taking it all in. It was the type of scenery you have to see to understand.
Then came Abby and I’s 3 hour intermission (or nap), rightfully earned after hiking for almost 5 miles.
We then ended the night with a talk from Bill Broyles. He spoke with great knowledge about the Tohono O’odham people. But what I noticed the most from his talk is how greatly today’s controversial and modern political topics effect the Tohono O’odham people. Grappling with climate change and the border debate, the Tohono O’odham people are stuck directly in the middle of the battle for justice.