Although only an average grade of 2%, the climb from Oro Valley, thru Catalina and on to Oracle is 25 miles so when the above point is reached, a glimpse of the road finally turning down with a distant mountain range and....
....a 6 mile drop into San Manuel. Rare to see a vehicle as this is a back way into the town, staying off the far busier #79. Finished with 71 miles and 3600' of climbing. Fun and new hike coming tomorrow.