Down on the Farm: Old Apache Trail
To the east of the Phoenix megalopolis runs the Old Apache Trail, which starts out harmlessly enough as Highway 87.
As you wind your way through ravines and red cliffs, the road gets narrower a until a sign announces: pavement ends, gravel next 22 miles.
The onset of gravel gets rid of the weekend motorcyclists, which swarm around legitimate vehicles like horseflies on the smooth Arizona mountain highways.
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