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Fish Creek Canyon - Upper Bridge
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2009-03-17
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Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Canyoneering Mar 17 2009
snakemarks
Canyoneering3.00 Miles 700 AEG
Canyoneering3.00 Miles
700 ft AEG
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Here's something you don't see everyday... there were actually fish in Fish Creek. Just the garden variety minnow type, but fish nonetheless (careful scrutiny to rule out tadpole imposters).

There was more water here than I've seen before, but from the looks of it, I'd say it was about 4 feet below it's highest level over this wet winter. The canyon was filled with flood debris, broken branches and dead trees strewn about... some wedged in between standing trees, seeming to defy gravity poised a few feet above the canyon bottom. If that sounds cool looking, it wasn't. The creek was a real mess compared with last year. It was hard to get a clean photo without a lot of branch clutter blocking your shot. I got frustrated enough that I decided to drag a full size tree out of the creek because it was ruining the photo. It was HEAVY and got heavier when it reached the shore. Expecting to hear the voice of reason behind me (tibber) questioning the wisdom of another one of my 'ideas', I was instead, happily surprised that she jumped right in and gave me a hand (it took both of us and a lot of effort). I guess she's given up trying to talk any sense into me and figures it's just easier to go along with the insanity and be done with it that much quicker! Whatever the reasoning, I was grateful for the assist!

Swift current, some deep water and slippery, slimy rocks made the going very slow. But, it was perfect weather and the bugs weren't out yet, so it doesn't get much better than that!
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