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    Big Country - AZ Trail Picket Post to Cochran

    Last weekend a few peeps rode the 22 miles section from Picket Post to Cochran, the most scenic section! It's not the easiest shuttle as compared to shuttle from Kelvin, but several of us didn't have the legs to do the Full Meal Deal. The 22 mile Happy Meal was perfect! Here are few pics form the ride!! One of the best trail in the AZ!
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    Thanks for the pics, I'm looking forward to doing it in Jan. Did you shuttle via Florence or via Kelvin? You're right it is a long drive. I did the Kelvin to Cochran last Spring, and really enjoyed it; but the river was almost waist deep.
    Thanks again
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    Looks like I missed a good one, +rep.

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    We drove out the night before and camped out at Cochran. We shuttled through Florence, more pavement in that direction, took us about 1.5 hours. We got lucky on the water level in the Gila. The flow in the pic is around 40 CFS. You can check the gauge at Kelvin to get an idea of the water level in the Gila.

    USGS Current Conditions for USGS 09474000 GILA RIVER AT KELVIN, AZ.

    Quote Originally Posted by TransitionSenior View Post
    Thanks for the pics, I'm looking forward to doing it in Jan. Did you shuttle via Florence or via Kelvin? You're right it is a long drive. I did the Kelvin to Cochran last Spring, and really enjoyed it; but the river was almost waist deep.
    Thanks again
    TS

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    Great pics, some different angles there.

    Looks like we had the pleasure of crossing @150 CFS y'day. I'm 6' 2" and it was mid-thigh deep at the deepest spot.
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