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Old 10-28-2009   #1
 
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FOSSIL CREEK, AZ run BETA???

Some friends and I are heading out to Arizona to hopefully get on the "Fossil Creek" run on November 20th.

I was hoping to find out any possible closure info or accesss issues. (if there are any)

I would greatly appreciate any and all BETA information on the run.

Thanks in advance!!

Cheers!

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I was just there last wkend camping, lots of daily hikers and tourists, no closers, talked to the ranger, the creek is good to go, travertine has not been affected by kayaks so its all good, def base flows!
all the falls go!
warm-ish water

Cody has a good description on huckinhuge.com

https://www.mountainbuzz.com/forums/f...all-27923.html

https://www.mountainbuzz.com/forums/f...-az-23665.html

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I've done it. It sucks. Don't go.
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I've done it. It sucks. Don't go.
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he's not lying. It really does suck. We broke 2 out of 3 boats in our trip, and its definitely not worth breaking a boat over.

But, No matter what you do, even if there is bonus natural flow, don't try to run upper fossil creek into the lower. There is nothing up there worth while.
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Gary E has already spoken

The wise prophet Gary E has already spoken on this matter:

"That run is trash. Way too much effort for nothing. I tore the page out of the guide and burned it in the parking lot of that run, then pissed all over myself just for doing it."
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Count would totally disagree and is pissing on me from heaven for saying this, but I agree with Gary E. It's a complete waste of time. If something else is running, spend an extra half day on that instead. Definitely one of the worst runs ever.
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"Count would totally disagree and is pissing on me from heaven for saying this, but I agree with Gary E. It's a complete waste of time. If something else is running, spend an extra half day on that instead. Definitely one of the worst runs ever."

Not much running in AZ right now The Fossil Creek run is a beautiful hike but not much of a run for folks from the land of water(CO). The 20 foot fall is a short hike and probably only worth a practice huck but not a "run" to speak of I wish this were not true. When there is actually a flood, this run is dangerous with all the live trees in the way.

There's a great wave at Southcove right now, I know it's a long drive(4 hrs from Flag). The eddies giant though If my attachments didn't work it's also at moeboats.blogspot.com near the bottom. Pierce Ferry road is driveable so if one had two cars to shuttle you could put in at Pierce Ferry run down 10 miles and come back and get your car, or hitch a ride to the currents end on a bass boat(upper east corner of sand) and hike 20 minutes to the wave. Call me for more beta 928 856 0012 brady if your interested. I know it's a long shot but for Zoners its all we got, and it's pretty good Bring your surfboard if you have one.
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20FT? It's 11 at best and is terrible. Turner, thanks for the reminder that I ran that, Jesssssus Kyle and Evan should be shot for putting that one in. Like a 40 minute drive on a shitty road just to bush whack. GAY!
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