We pulled over here at one of the few places available for this and took a quick potty break. This was located on a cliff edge in one of the straighter sections of road.
What looks like smog in this picture is actually smoke.
The hills were afire all around us. Spontaneous combustion possibly? Sometimes we couldn't even see into these vallies. Once we had to creep cautiously forward through some really thick smoke. I had visions of running the fire in Tabasco. We did encounter flames occasionally along the side of the road, but nothing of that magnitude.
About half way through, almost everybody who drives this road stops at this point.
Why? Because this is the best advantage point to see the range of mountains that is known as the Devil's Spine.
Very impressive. I never did figure out if those brown lines are trails used by people, animals or what.
That horse was just plodding along, in the middle of the mountains. No settlements or farms anywhere around. Who knows why.