Tom and I decided to take a road trip yesterday, so after breakfast and dog walks, we headed up the hill toward Payton. It was so sad to see the acres and acres of damage from forest fires - much of the 50 miles was covered with burned trees, shrubs and the stately Saguaro cactus.
We found snow in the ground as we got closer to Young Road where Tom wanted to explore some campsites in the Sitgreaves National Forest for future reference. One of the roads that we took came to an end when we met up with a logging crew and a downed tree. We stopped close to the rim and checked out the views. That wasn’t the road that we were looking for, so headed back in the direction we had come and tried another. Forest road 171 was just what we were looking for - campsites were marked all along the road and it ended up at a Ranger and Visitors Center.