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    Good thing no one was on Black Canyon Trail yesterday

    Who would have thought you could have this much water in middle of the desert?
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    That 1st vehicle looks like they are going to try to pass the flooded road...
    Toughen Up Buttercup

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    Quote Originally Posted by aztrail View Post
    That 1st vehicle looks like they are going to try to pass the flooded road...
    No Jeep, No Pass


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    This storm formed over my house at 101 and 7th street... it was a very small storm...but very intense and it moved surprisingly slow...

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    Sick pic Drew! Looks like a magazine edit

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    I'm from the St. Louis area. It's actually been cooler with more rain in Phoenix. HA-HA!

    Unfortunately, the corn and soybean crops this year are FUBAR.

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    The storm was practically centered over my house. Neighbor said he got 5" of rain in his rain gauge. Most rain I have ever seen in 7 years in Anthem and my 31 years in Phoenix I can only remember one storm this bad probalby 20-25 years ago. I had one tree knocked over and one broke 2 of 3 major branches. I had friend lose 3 big trees as well. I was able to pull up my smaller one that fell over last night and hacked up the branches that broke this morning.

    Also the normaly dry wash area behind our house was flowing 3 feet deep and a good 125feet wide. Lots of water. However my parents at live in about 5-6 miles east of us got a few drops of rain. Classis monsoon storm where it is very isolated and very strong. Different howver in that it stalled over Anthem and lasted for over 1 hour. 1 hour of heavy heavy rain.

    It would interesting to see what has happened to the trails around here. BCT from Emery and Maricopa. BCT could be minimally affected given that is mostly west of the center of the storm. However parts of Maricopa that run through Anthem are probably trashed. That is probably good however since they could use a few more rocks.
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    Anthem is just a fad....

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    BCT went nearly untouched on the Table Mesa section. I went out there to see how crazy the Agua Fria would be with all of the rain coming through. My street and the wash behind the house made the Agua Fria look tame. It got just more than a good misting.

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    Aren't there dust storms happening in Az or is that just near Phoenix?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHNIPE View Post
    Sick pic Drew! Looks like a magazine edit
    Because of my smile, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridnparadise View Post
    Aren't there dust storms happening in Az or is that just near Phoenix?
    We get clouds of dust before the rain because the wind that is driven by the storm pushes thendust out ahead of it.

    I live 3 miles south of Anthem on the northern edge of Phoenix and the storm passed quickly through my neighborhood. It seemed to stall above Anthem and downpour.

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    Was out a BCT on the weekend and that trail has seen some changes since I last went there (maybe April on the south direction, have been going north for some time). I rode through a lot of ruts in the trails like water had washed the dirt away. Seemed much rockier also, but like I said it has been a minute since I was there. The river crossing was f'ed up lol, looked like it had flooded recently as the sand was dammed up on the edges. I was road riding on Tuesday and I saw rain up north on Lake pleasant rd that was so thick it looked like a cloud from the sky to the ground. Cool stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grave9 View Post
    No Jeep, No Pass

    Is that what that thing looks like running and with air in the tires? Good to know it used to have a life...

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    Quote Originally Posted by big0mike View Post
    Is that what that thing looks like running and with air in the tires? Good to know it used to have a life...
    EAD I'm driving it over to your house today to crush your NEON

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsefreeflow View Post
    . I was road riding on Tuesday and I saw rain up north on Lake pleasant rd that was so thick it looked like a cloud from the sky to the ground. Cool stuff.
    aka rain shaft.... I had no idea what that was living in Maryland my entire life up until 1990... Then I took a road trip west of the Mississippi in August... The great plains is a perfect spot for these things..

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    Looks like you can save the mesquite, stake it strong. Do you remember the 1983 floods?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grave9 View Post
    EAD I'm driving it over to your house today to crush your NEON
    Good thing you got that new Ford to pull that PoS to my place...

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    Quote Originally Posted by big0mike View Post
    Is that what that thing looks like running and with air in the tires? Good to know it used to have a life...
    ......Helium

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    Quote Originally Posted by _dragon View Post
    ......Helium
    Classic!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by big0mike View Post
    Good thing you got that new Ford to pull that PoS to my place...
    Ford will break on the way over also.
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