Tuesday, August 7, 2007

This is one wet desert!

Well, today we got another reprieve from the high temperatures as the monsoon flow stuck around for another day. According to the National Weather Service, it looks like things here will begin to heat up again starting tomorrow.
We thought we'd try to take A-Cross Road, located on the northern side of Roosevelt Lake to see if it was passable after all the rain coming down from the mountains crossed the many dry riverbeds and washes along A-Cross. We were able to ford a few shallow running washes at the beginning of the ride, but as we approached Salome Creek where it crosses the trail, we could hear the rushing of water. The creek was swollen, muddy and rushing over the trail so we decided to err on the side of caution and turn around. It was a pretty trip nonetheless as we rode along the trail, viewing the lush desert scenery and marveling at the clouds resting atop mountain pinnacles.