We ran many miles on top of a plateau where the weather was still a little like winter. Lots of snow up here. The temperature dropped down into the 50's and 60's but we were just fine with the gear we were wearing.
I believe this was Pine AZ. North of Payson AZ. The roads were no heading down in elevation out of the snow country. Recent snow was evident by the looks of all the grass being pressed down to the ground. This area reminded us alot of Montana and Wyoming.
Payson was the next stop. This brought us about 100 miles or so north of Phoenix. We found out that our youngest daughter, Treena, was going to be in Phoenix this night so making it to Phoenix was our goal of the day.
The hundred miles from Payson to Phoenix is a divided roadway and covers a lot of high desert country. Up and down the mountains while continually dropping in elevation until you hit Phoenix. We had no decent city maps but managed to find our way to Treenas' motel without any problems. A nice hot. hot tub awaited us upon arrival. We had a great dinner at the local Sheraton Hotel in the evening. Another great day!