After the turn I could see some clouds hovering on the tops of some mountains
and the hope that the San Pedro wasn't in 'flood' crossed my mind....
Altho' I'd ridden this road quite often, I hadn't noticed the "Arizona Trail" markers, so I pulled in for a look.
Motorized traffic isn't allowed on the Trail, so I crossed the entrance barring vehicles to see this covered rest area dedicated to someone who's 'passed-on'...
this cactus in bloom a few feet away.
Back onto the Freeman Rd and headed E.
Another time on this road, CLOSE to the San Pedro, I'd crossed a quite deep area of sand/gravel so I was really watching for it, but w/ the sun directly behind me washing-out the details, I didn't see it till I was into it (DEEP AGAIN!!!) fighting for control...!
When I FINALLY was thru it, able to stop and take some deep breaths, I took this pic, still facing E.
Still concerned about the San Pedro being in flood (here's a pic I took a few years back when it was about half a foot deep...)
I was only SLIGHTLY concerned when I saw that it was mud, but had two good-looking ruts thru, so I rode across, stopped, then walked back for this shot.
Then returned to the bike
and back onto pavement, NE then N at Winkelman. There's a town called Hayden a couple of miles past Winkelman - never stopped there before, so I took a little detour. Fairly poor looking, "shuttered" buildings apparent everywhere...
but a large "cop-shop", EIGHT police vehicles on the street in front...!