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    An asphalt road snaked around the mountain.

    Is this correct and natural?

    An asphalt road snaked around the mountain. After hiking for around 30 minutes, we arrived at a vast flat area overlooking the city. There were benches there and other hikers were resting on them. We turned left and found refuge behind a massive boulder on the slope which was scattered with trees. The drone of the city disappeared. We could only hear the wind rustling down the mountain.

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    Re: An asphalt road snaked around the mountain.

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Is this correct and natural?

    An asphalt road snaked around the mountain.

    That's fine, but what does it have to do with the rest of it?

    After hiking for around 30 minutes, we arrived at a vast flat area overlooking the city. There were benches there, and other hikers were resting on them. We turned left and found refuge behind a massive boulder on the slope, where many trees were growing. The drone of the city disappeared. We could only hear the wind rustling down the mountain.
    I don't understand your use of the word refuse. Refuse from what?
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    Re: An asphalt road snaked around the mountain.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    I don't understand your use of the word refuse. Refuse from what?
    It is refuge, or shelter.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: An asphalt road snaked around the mountain.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    I don't understand your use of the word refuse. Refuse from what?

    I meant to say refuge from all the people in the flat area. They were looking for a secluded place.

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    Re: An asphalt road snaked around the mountain.

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    It is refuge, or shelter.
    That was a typo.
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    Re: An asphalt road snaked around the mountain.

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    I meant to say refuge from all the people in the flat area. They were looking for a secluded place.
    I would use use that phrase. Perhaps:

    They found the more secluded place they had been looking for.
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    Re: An asphalt road snaked around the mountain.

    Every editor in the world would change 30 to thirty.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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