There is a really fun road called the Sky Island Scenic Byway that winds up to the top of the Catalina Mountains in southern Arizona. Nothing but curves up into the mountains over 8000 feet. It was getting late in the day yesterday and the afternoon shadows kind of obscure the winding road carved into the rocky cliffs in this picture:
At one point there were some skateboarders flying down the hill. At least they had on crash helmets. Up towards the top there were some interesting rock formations. This fellow had a deformed ear and big lips. Kind of an Easter Island suave look to him. Okay, I have an active imagination:
Up at the top there were beautiful views looking out over the desert at sunset:
A couple on the trail off in the distance watching the sunset from the cliffs at the Windy Ridge Overlook. What a great way to end a day of exploring backcountry Arizona.