Disclaimer: I know that posting pics of a side trip to a religious site isn't exactly the best idea with the other thread going on right now. I know a lot of people on here aren't religious, but I am, and I'd appreciate it if those of you who aren't would not post your views in this thread.
I went here tonight, to this little shrine on the side of a mountain, to check out a big ol' cross and some cool mountain views.
Our Lady of the Sierras Shrine Cross - Hereford, AZ - Christian Crosses on Waymarking.com
And it was awesome. I was the only person there!
You walk up a stairway, and every so often is a cross with a depiction of the trials of the cross. There's a small church on top that I was able to go in, all the candles lit, completely by myself and hang out for a little while. The cross is 75 feet tall and hand carved, and pretty impressive to see. Definitely a very peaceful, unique place to hang out.
Despite the awesome photo-op potential, I managed to resist temptation and not bring my camera into the church to take a bunch of pics of candles and altars and such. I was rewarded (depending on how you look at it, hah) by seeing a little baby Rattlesnake outside on my way down the steps.
..Which I didn't take a pic of, come to think of it, despite having a freakin' SLR hanging off of my shoulder.
Anyway, just some touristy pics, no editing or anything and I didn't have a tripod w/me. I missed sunset by about half an hour, but it's on the wrong side of the mountain anyway.
Here's a few pics.