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I tried to buy a few of the digital maps that ACA offers but haven't managed to open them on my computer - any tips?
IIRC, the maps only list off route camping options that are with about 3 or so miles from the route. If you want to locate camping further away, you can also try Google Maps. Pick a town along a stretch where there is a lack of camping and search Google Maps for "Campgrounds near [name of town]". If nothing shows up, zoom out. I use this method often when planning trips. On at least one occasion I found a nice, private campground that is just a little too far off the Atlantic Coast route to be included on the map. There is one shown that is about 1.5 miles off route, but the one I found was about 3 or so miles off route.
Just drove the section between Apache Junct. and the summit of 60 to the east. That's some nasty riding in there. It wouldn't be so bad going east-west because you'd be headed downhill and get through it quickly. I saw one guy pushing his loaded bike uphill headed east. Did not envy him. Watch out for that bit for sure--high traffic, trucks, many places with no shoulder. Ugh. Might want to check into riding around the north side of the Superstitions, but that will have it's own challenges for sure.
Best of luck! I'm feeling the need for another long tour. Haven't been on one since 2012.