Fortunately, while on the Great American Road Trip (Summer of 2009), we made it a point to meander down many roads less traveled. That included Highway 191 from The Painted Desert to Wilcox, which parallels the New Mexico border through the White Mountains and follows part of Francisco Coronado's trail as he searched for the Seven Cities of Gold.
For weeks the searing conflagration consumed everything in its path with a furor, reminding us all that this *is* the Devils Highway, the southern portion of old Route 666.
This road wanders for several miles southeast of Route 666, gradually rising into the mountains and ended not far from where these deer are foraging.
TWC is grateful that we were able to enjoy it because it's forever gone. Be a century before it even remotely resembles what it looked like a month ago.
Fire Timeline (daily progression) here. Takes a moment to load.
Bonus: Ozzy does Arthur Brown's Fire.