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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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.
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.
Tie two birds together and though they have four wings, they cannot fly!
. 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..