Actually Michael, ever since they dammed up the Salt for the Tempe Town Lake, we have been having year round water in the Salt. They even have several riparian areas maintained by the Rio Salado Project. Not to be confused with the Salt River Project, which is trying to raise our summer electric bills by 9%. Talk about predatory electricity!There would b no water in that stream if it were in Phoenix. It is in the mountains to the north. Very nice there this time of year.:smile:
Gotta watch out for the snakes! They look like geodes, too.Thanks Ray, John, Gretchen, Michael, Jonathan, and Samuel! I appreciate the exposure and you comments very much!
This is about 15 miles North-Northeast of Payson along Forest Road 64 near the confluence of North Sycamore creek, Chase creek, and Dude creek which become the East Verde River at this point (specifically lat 34.378N, long 111.284W.) It was actually quite nice there, as the altitude is 5100 feet, well above the 116 degrees in Phoenix! We were out looking for geodes, which are plentiful in this area ... if you know where to look!