I turn north onto the AZ 288.
The road is paved and I find it's time to test the coefficient of friction between the asphalt and TKC 80s.
The vultures circle overhead in anticipation...
Up into the Sierra Anchas we go.
One Last View of Four Peaks
The road leads to cool pine forests.
For some reason the north side of the mountains is not paved.
60 miles into this mornings ride I see the first humans walking near a campground.
70 miles into the ride I pass the first vehicle.