The Stillery in Phoenix, 12/27/23

Despite cooler temperatures at the start of the ride at 10AM from Prescott, the sun escorted 11 bikes and 13 enthusiastic souls down thru Skull Valley and into Kirkland, on the descent of Yarnell Grade, via the ever-evolving highway-construction detours into Wickenburg, and across AZ-74 to the outskirts of northern Phoenix for lunch at The Stillery on Happy Valley Road (just off I-17).  When YHOG’s satiated diners departed for home, afternoon temps hit the mid-60’s and made for a pleasant ride back (though it dropped 10 degrees after climbing back up to Peeple’s Valley on AZ-89!)