|Looks like the river peaked March 13th.
We spent the evening at Jodi & Dexter's Place enjoying dinner and tall tales with Chip, Kathy, Brock, Kate and Jean. Oh, how the river stories flowed as the evening progressed. Whenever you get river runners together, river stories "do occur." No matter what or where the river, each river creates its own plethora of river stories and they run off the tongue much like snowmelt runoff from higher elevations.
Speaking of The Verde River, it was 30 years ago today when I wrecked my right shoulder kayaking at a rapid known as White Flash. The Doctor told me to hang up my paddle and forget boating so I traded off my kayak for an early version of what's now known as a Mountain Bicycle and began a new outdoor career attempting to build a business called "The Arizona Rough Riders." One of these days, we're going to count the number of businesses we've tried to start over our lifetime. It's been a bunch of them.
Back in the day we were actually a mountain bicycle racer, if you can imagine that. Yes, we know it's hard to visualize a short, fat old guy being a bicycle racer but it's true. We'll take more about that in the days ahead.
This week has been quite warm. Thursday actually felt hot. Thursday's high here reached 85 degrees but our "feels like" thermometer said it felt like 95. Essentially, it felt like a typical mid-summer day in Idaho Falls. Here's last week's temperature chart for Rimrock.
We're debating whether to do a road trip this coming week to Young via Payson. Only two more weekends before Susun heads over to Grand Son Central in early April. Our Arizona Season is fast coming to an end.