Jerome, Arizona

Relax.

This will be a red rockless post.

Our next trip was 20 miles south of Sedona to an old mining ghost town called Jerome.

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And like the 20 mile north trip we took to pine forested, snowy Flagstaff….

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This was a radically different topography as well.

Goodbye red rock canyons….

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Hello flat open grasslands that turned into hills…

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And switchback filled mountain roads….

Leading ever upward in elevation.

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We saw signs of the town’s mining past.

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And kept climbing.

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And climbing..

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And climbing, straight up.

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We bypassed the mine…

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And climbed farther up…

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Where the road narrowed to crazy proportions….

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Until we finally glimpsed our destination.

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If there’s an asylum?

You know I have to visit.

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The Jerome Grand Hotel, which used to be a hospital with a slightly checkered past.

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Perched high above the town…

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With a bar that used to house mental patients.

Now that’s my kind of place.

( To be continued.. )

26 thoughts on “Jerome, Arizona”

  1. Gold mine…. There’s a Hungarian saying about the worst place to be. Up a frogs arse down a coal mine… For me it was down a gold mine with,let’s say, a pressing need. My memory of cripple Creek. Random post not related to yours…. I’m sort of sorry I haven’t visited enough asylums in my life….

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