Got a very early start in the morning. Easy, we're still pretty much on Eastern time. Besides, it's going to be hot today. I have wanted for a while to take the Geronimo Trail east from Douglas, then north through New Mexico, but with 100 degree heat forecast, I opted instead to take the ride through the Chiricahua mountains... probably cooler. We stayed at the Travelers Motel this time in Douglas.... inexpensive, and clean. Headed north on Highway 80. I think this was Bernadino... an abandoned town... The turn off to Skeleton Canyon, southeast to the site of Geronimo's surrender. Apache, Az. The Geronimo monument is right along Highway 80. Continued on 80 until we turned west at Portal, towards the mountains. We stopped at the Portal Store and had a good cooked breakfast. Then we continued west, into the mountains. Great rock formations in the Chiricahuas... The road climbs steeply in spots... water crossing in a ravine... opening up to a view back the way we came... It was a little rough, washboard... she's losing her top bag..... Out of the mountains, heading north. Pavement, Route 181. ...then east, dirt again, Apache Pass Road. The road passes through the Fort Bowie National Historic Site. There are some ruins left at the original site, south a little ways from the road. We wound through the low hills... the road turns back to pavement as it makes a beeline north towards Bowie. Pistachio Trees. Got gas in Bowie, and out of the sun for a few minutes.... Then I-10, heading west.... Speed limit 75mph... a little rich for the TW200's... but the traffic was light... Then north on route 191...clear sailing.... We got into Safford early afternoon. 99 degrees... the heat was radiating off the road surface. We stayed in the Motel 6, same one we stayed in last time we passed through town... March of 2016.