Tuesday, October 27, 2015

No Descansos for long stretch in SE Arizona, rt. 90

No Descansos On Back Road Stretch

I was surprised to see no descansos on a lonely stretch starting north of Bisbeee, AZ headed west on Rt. 90 to Nogales. 

Headed west  on rt. 90 through Sierra Vista, Huachuca City, and then onto rt. 82 through Patagonia, and then to Nogales, AZ.

I was returning to Yuma, AZ after a trip to Douglas, AZ, taking different back roads. Loved the drive and the view, though added many hours to my trip, with another later back road.
Later, heading southwest of Tucson on Rt. 86, there are a number of descansos, some that i have already documented. I do need to make some dedicated time to return to photograph and record more along that path. i wasn't able to stop to shoot any.

There are some small towns like Ajo, that would be an interesting place to stop for the night.

These are photos shout a few years back in 2006 on the same route. This descanso did have some additions of wrapping paper around the guard rail. I figure it had more personal notes written on it.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Unnamed: Spring Valley, AZ Southest of Prescott, AZ

Unnamed Descanso 

Photos by Brad Pease
 This descanso rests a few miles west of I-17 on Rt. 69 in Spring Valley.
Not far from Prescott, Arizona.

There are no details or names attached.


Photo by Brad Pease

LiL RED - Sandra Maydole, Arizona Rt-8/Rt-60 East of Quartzite, AZ


LiL RED is painted in red and the other letters are wooden. This descanso was a bit hard to see and rested uphill a little from the road and guardrail.

The painted wood shows some of the wear of time with wood grain through the white paint. Around the memorial are rocky earth, desert scrub, and ocotillos.

The dates shown are December 1963 - May 2001.
I had trouble finding much online, but assuming from an online source, this tragedy happened on May 23, 2001.