Friday, June 13, 2014

US Hwy 191: No Reservation Reservation

Happy and I were up and out of Alpine, AZ, in good form this morning, despite our honest reluctance to leave that little paradise. About 30 miles north in Springerville, AZ, US191 intersects US60 which will probably be our next cross-country route. If so, you can be sure we will make the short detour south to visit our new best friends in Alpine again!

For the next 150 miles going north, US191 is a typical "out there" two-lane affair. It's a bit rough in spots, but the scenery more than makes up for it. There was a strong, steady cross-wind, but a modest speed and "soft hands" on the wheel were all that was needed to handle it. Here's a sampling of what the route had to offer:

Much of the route lies within the Navajo Indian Reservation that dominates the northeastern corner of Arizona. We have stopped in Canyon de Chelly National Monument, at the Cottonwood Campground. It's a "primitive" campground, with no hookups (i.e no electricity, water or sewer) but ample shade and a steady, cooling, no-flying-insects breeze. Although no reservations are accepted here, we are one of only about a dozen rigs and have plenty of room to ourselves.

We're going to stay here tomorrow and explore the area… Stay tuned!

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