At its best, Date Creek Road, which connects Congress with the ghost town of Hillside, is an experience in vehicular convulsion. In other words, it's not the sort of byway on which you'd want to break out your travel edition of Operation. And that's not to mention the boulder-lugging devil trucks that won't hesitate in running you and your pristine paint job off into the thorny brush.
But should you find reason enough to brave the drive up this way, you may come across what just might be the world's largest phrenology bust. It's a huge skull-shaped boulder, whitewashed and detailed with eye sockets and a ghastly grin.