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I'm ready for summer to end.

Discussion in 'Film Forum' started by Chris101, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. Rio Seco! :eek: 
     
  2. AllThumz

    AllThumz

    803
    Feb 24, 2009
    Albany, Oregon
    Chris, you need to move north! :biggrin:

    Regards,
    John
     
  3. I drove past a completely "turned" tree the other day.........I should go back and shoot it for you. :tongue:
     
  4. mhcfires

    mhcfires

    Aug 23, 2007
    El Cajon, CA
    If you lived in the northern part of the state, you wouldn't roast so much. You are probably well done by now. The photo looks like a scene from Oak Creek Canyon, a wonderful place to be in the summer. :smile:
     
  5. The chemist

    The chemist

    Jul 22, 2005
    nashville
    Quick...give that man a ND filter before he gets sunburn! Looks hot Chris
     
  6. You actually have water out there. If there are any trout in that stream they are probably already cooked.
     
  7. mhcfires

    mhcfires

    Aug 23, 2007
    El Cajon, CA
    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:
     
  8. Chris101

    Chris101

    Feb 2, 2005
    Arizona
    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!
     
  9. Chris101

    Chris101

    Feb 2, 2005
    Arizona
    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!

    ps, water from the East Verde flows into the Verde and then into the Salt River. So this water will eventually run down the Salt River which is a mile and a half behind my house in Phoenix. More likely it will evaporate before then, and come down in a thunderstorm.
     
  10. mhcfires

    mhcfires

    Aug 23, 2007
    El Cajon, CA
    Gotta watch out for the snakes! They look like geodes, too.

    I knew it had to be north of Phoenix.
     
  11. Chris101

    Chris101

    Feb 2, 2005
    Arizona
    We did not see a single rattlesnake!
     
  12. Hovmod

    Hovmod

    Aug 11, 2008
    Norway
    Pretty picture, even though the water looks eerily low...


    So they're somewhere else if you don't know where to look? Seems almost unfair.
     
  13. mhcfires

    mhcfires

    Aug 23, 2007
    El Cajon, CA
    The geodes disguise themselves as other rocks. Then rattlesnakes blend in with everything.
     
  14. Chris101

    Chris101

    Feb 2, 2005
    Arizona
    Tormod, that is a flood by AZ standards! Yes, the geodes are indeed somewhere else if you don't know where to look. They disguise themselves as ugly stones when people are around. Here is a picture of 'geode road' which is actually about a mile and a half from the creek:
    [​IMG]

    And here is a geode in it's natural state:
    [​IMG]
    The cavity however was quite small and contained only tiny poorly developed crystals. I will work on taking some close-ups of the cavities from the pieces we found. But (and that's a big but) they will be digital. The pictures, not the geodes.
     
  15. Hovmod

    Hovmod

    Aug 11, 2008
    Norway
    At least make them colour... :) 
     
  16. Chris101

    Chris101

    Feb 2, 2005
    Arizona
    Yeah, that's why I'll use digital! The best one had red crystals with a yellow bubbly rock matrix. I wish I had a diamond saw, cause I open them by hitting them with a hammer!
     
  17. mhcfires

    mhcfires

    Aug 23, 2007
    El Cajon, CA
    Don't they have diamond saws in the geology dept at school?
     
  18. Chris101

    Chris101

    Feb 2, 2005
    Arizona
    The geology department went out of biz a decade ago...
     
  19. mhcfires

    mhcfires

    Aug 23, 2007
    El Cajon, CA
    Bummer… you need to have a friend in the tile setting business.:frown:
     
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