West Fork of Oak Creek #108 water levels

Day Hiking & general trail related

Moderator: HAZ - Moderators

Linked Guides none
Linked Areas none
Post Reply
no avatar
hanmart
Exploring Kokopelli
Posts: 17
Joined: Apr 08 2016 8:52 am
City, State: Phoenix

West Fork of Oak Creek #108 water levels

Post by hanmart » Apr 25 2019 12:23 pm

Hello! Anyone been to the back side of West Fork of Oak Creek recently? I spoke with a ranger that warned to bring floats for gear and that there was deep water and to expect "a lot of swimming." I remember the part at the end of the official trail being slightly deeper and then another section, maybe 6 miles in, that is swim-worthy, but last I was there (granted, in the fall) the majority of the trail through the creek in the canyon was maybe ankle or calf height. Hoping to get back there this weekend. I appreciate the feedback!!

User avatar
chumley
budding artist
Posts: 6817
Joined: Sep 18 2002 8:59 am
City, State: Tempe, AZ

Re: West Fork of Oak Creek #108 water levels

Post by chumley » Apr 25 2019 1:18 pm

@hanmart
I haven’t been there recently but given the winter snowfall and how early in the season it is, it’s a good bet the ranger is right. I would expect 4-6 very, very cold mandatory swimmers in the upper half of the canyon.
smoke it

no avatar
hanmart
Exploring Kokopelli
Posts: 17
Joined: Apr 08 2016 8:52 am
City, State: Phoenix

Re: West Fork of Oak Creek #108 water levels

Post by hanmart » Apr 25 2019 2:21 pm

@chumley
Thanks for the feedback!

Post Reply

Return to “Trail Chat”


cron