When I told my mate Al that I was going to drive from northern Queensland to visit him in Brisbane, he said, "Take the Inland Highway."
"Why?", I asked. "Isn't it a lot of dust and not much else?"
"You'll find that it has a kind of beauty", he replied.
I was thinking of Al and his good advice as we walked a trail in the Tonto National Forest. A few AllTrails reviewers described the hike as boring once it turned from the river.
I disagree. What do you think?