Day 3 - the 31st, dawned clear and warm (AGAIN, as usual...
), so 'breakfasted' and suited-up we rode N through Geronimo on 70, and just after Bylas took the Calva Road (#3) westerly along the Gila River to San Carlos Lake, and the Coolidge Dam constructed in the '20s. I believe that #3 was made in the 20s TOO - it was paved, but broken and pot-holed, so I was envying Bill's KLR suspension.
After 30 minutes the dam came into view, quite ornate in a '20s way. Seems the Lake has only been full 2 or 3 times, but it sure wasn't today, so with virtually no other traffic we could explore and take pictures. The spillways and eagles cast into the concrete on the west side of the dam are pretty 'skookam' as they say in British Columbia!
Too soon we mounted our steeds and headed north through Peridot and San Carlos then W to rejoin 70 via Globe, then SW on 60 to Florence Junction where Bill and I parted, he headed W to Scottsdale while I headed S to home.
(to be "continued" with the adventures I start 2 days later, 2 to 6 November, where I tour the Grand Canyon North Rim, Bryce Canyon, an Anasazi Village in Boulder, Valley of the Gods, Monument Valley, Canyon de Chelly, and the Salt River Canyon, amongst OTHER places