We got on I-17 headed south. We only had to go about 120 miles so it was a short trip.
The road had a lot of 6% mountain grades and curves. I was pinching a hole in my seat! It was quite a ride!
About half way there, we started seeing lots of cacti on the side of the road.
Then as we got close to Phoenix, there were armies of Saguara cacti, standing watch:
The mountains here look naked compared to the Kaibab Plateau: