Decided to go for a ride after a meeting yesterday in Florence.
How about the "Florence-Kelvin Hwy"? Close by, and I hadn't ridden it YET this season, so I suited-up, back onto BIG RED heading S followed by E onto the F-K.
Weather was sunny, warm - GREAT day for a ride!
That's the Ray Mine in the distance, and ALSO on the next few....
Just past there I saw a dead rattle-snake in the road - looked like someone drove over it on purpose which is rather sad. They do good work keeping the number of small 'varmints' reduced.
Last season I saw where they - ADoT - were making a bridge over the river at the E end of the F-K, and now it's complete.
Looking S from the middle I saw a 'structure' on the E bank that I'd never seen before
as well as a R/R track.
From there I transitioned onto AZ 177, and N to Superior
w/ a 'lunch-break' at the Ray Mine Overlook (I normally stop there), but today the entrance was padlocked, so I sat on that tree-stump for lunch
and then continued to where I could AT LEAST view the open-pit copper operation thru barbed-wire
then N again.
Finished my pics off w/ this one of a saguaro that is slowly "returning to nature"
then back home for a beer, about 100 miles traveled.
NICE day, GOOD ride...!