Heading back home from some New Mexico chaos, I decided to drive down this Arizona classic (US 191 from Alpine to Clifton). This truly is one of the great roads in the state. It is a bit tedious in places, but the scenery is top shelf. If you are not in a hurry this drive is just plain fun! With fires burning in the area, and early monsoon storm action cranking up, I couldn't resist.
Along the way I did a quick hike up to the fire lookout at Rose Peak, which I had never been to. Well worth it, easy, and great views. Continued on down to the big pit at Morenci, which was fun driving through in the rain and dust. Storms, wind, and dust kept me company all the way to Willcox. A fine day indeed.