I'll take any excuse to revisit a favorite, new or old! Yesterday, I drove from Albuquerque to Phoenix, and made sure to stop at the Mogollon Rim (yep, I even pulled a U-ey when I realized I had missed it*)
From there the road drops *several* thousand feet, and the temperature rises about 20 degrees.
And the vista changes!
Just downhill from the Continental Divide is the high desert
Then comes the Ponderosas and the Mogollon Rim, then - seemingly suddenly - you're looking UP at the mountains!
* for future reference, it is between Forest Lake (on the East), and Christopher Creek (on the West)