The Ray Mine is just around a few more corners, and I thought that the 'play' of the light on this mound of 'mine-tailings' was interesting
as was the terracing on the E side of the mine.
A few more miles S and the road passes Hayden where I took this pic of a back-lit cholla (pronounced CHOY A) - nice looking, but NO FUN if you step on one, or get snagged...!
On top of the ridge to the E, on the skyline, I could see a cross....
It would be interesting to know "the story" about it, but I'm TOO OLD to climb THAT hill!
After Winkelman, now on 77 and headed NE I saw this.
It's quite difficult to turn a 180 to go back when you see something like that, but I DID that time!
No more pics until I was out of Globe headed W, and this mine near "Pinto Creek" I believe.
These are BIG mines!
Gassed-up again in Superior, and took these two pics going over Gonzales Pass, the "Valley of the Sun" (Greater Phoenix area) in the distance.
A few minutes later I turned S onto 79; 10 more later W on Arizona Farms Rd, then Attaway Rd and home.
The day's ride consumed 164 miles over just LESS than five hours.
NICE way to spend a January day...!
(Followed OF COURSE by a cold brewski...!