We left Apache Junction at 10:00 yesterday morning to start our slow trek back to Montana.
I am so glad we didn’t listen to my fears because this was a wonderful drive. The climbs are steep – we were doing about 38 by the time we hit the top of some of them and there are curves going down that needed to be taken at a slower speed. However, over all, it was a good choice.
After leaving Payson, we took Rte 260 to Rte 377 up to Holbrook. The first part of this drive was more of the ups and downs but we seemed to finally reach the top of the Mogollon Rim and the road flattened out quite a bit.
We had planned on exploring the Rim area but with my tooth problems and the snow and wind further north in AZ, we were late leaving AJ and will have to come back and explore this area another time. It will be well worth the trip back.