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    Bct black canyon city river crossing condition's

    Hi can anyone let me know if the river crossing will be doable on Saturday ?
    After all the snow etc higher up ?
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    What area of the trail? The rocks springs trailhead and everything south is good. Someone actually placed a large amount of branches across the river at the first crossing south of rock springs making it easy to locate and cross.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zinger-uk View Post
    Hi can anyone let me know if the river crossing will be doable on Saturday ?
    After all the snow etc higher up ?
    Thx
    Should be no problem Zinger. It takes a pretty large event to get the Agua Fria going. If in doubt you can always check here: https://waterdata.usgs.gov/az/nwis/uv?site_no=09512800

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    Quote Originally Posted by slacker607 View Post
    What area of the trail? The rocks springs trailhead and everything south is good. Someone actually placed a large amount of branches across the river at the first crossing south of rock springs making it easy to locate and cross.
    I was thinking of doing a lollipop loop of bct-skyline to cheapshot and then williams meas and back on little pan - with a side trip on the tech loop before heading back the way i'd ridden.
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    thanks looks ok
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    as its going to rain in sedona / snow in flagstaff on sunday - im going to ride sedona today - then go do this section of BCT on sunday
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    You won’t have any issues on the lollipop loop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slacker607 View Post
    You won’t have any issues on the lollipop loop.
    The same advice we were given last Spring. We were told the river rarely gets above your ankles so worst case scenario, it might be at knee level. We waded in and that 1st crossing was 30" high. Not a huge deal as we had a long ride to dry off...aside from the other crossings. Just caught us off guard. Then my knucklehead friend forgot to take his cell phone out of his hip pocket on the return crossing of the river
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    As a point of reference, when the flow is over about 125-150CFS, it's gonna be a bit dicey to cross. It's well below 1CFS right now so hardly a trickle. Only caution is that with a good rain in the Bradshaws the level can rise QUICK...so be careful.

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    When i made the crossing i didnt even have to get my feet wet, as there was a branch bridge, mind you just a few feet up the bank on the other side there was loads of logs etc from then the river had last flooded - wouldnt want to be crossing when the rivers moving trees that size...

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