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FR78 - First Water Road

Posted: Jan 06 2015 6:20 pm
by CannondaleKid
The Forest Service graded First Water Road today. So... if you own a low-rider and the ruts kept you away, now's your chance to take advantage of the smooth surface.

Re: FR78 - First Water Road

Posted: Jan 30 2015 2:03 pm
by AkaTavy
Thank you, thank you!
Tonto Ranger District told me it had not been recently graded.
<scoff>government employee</scoff>

Re: FR78 - First Water Road

Posted: Jan 30 2015 3:31 pm
by CannondaleKid
@Aka Tavy With the rain today and more expected tomorrow, it may need grading again real soon.

Re: FR78 - First Water Road

Posted: Jan 30 2015 4:58 pm
by AZLumberjack
@CannondaleKid
That may be a distant wish.... the scheduled grading for First Water Road is Once-a-year :? It may be a tough drive for the next 11 months :tt:

Re: FR78 - First Water Road

Posted: Jan 30 2015 6:15 pm
by SuperstitionGuy
In other words folks, please stay off these roads until they dry out,,!!! :thanx:

Re: FR78 - First Water Road

Posted: Jan 30 2015 6:27 pm
by Tough_Boots
SuperstitionGuy wrote:In other words folks, please stay off these roads until they dry out,,!!!
wait... what? I can't hear you-- you're breaking up. Sure I'll let you know how the road is tomorrow :D

Re: FR78 - First Water Road

Posted: Jan 30 2015 7:33 pm
by big_load
SuperstitionGuy wrote:In other words folks, please stay off these roads until they dry out,,!!!
Some people seem to delight in tearing up such roads in bad conditions. It's not just an AZ thing, unfortunately.

Re: FR78 - First Water Road

Posted: Jan 30 2015 7:57 pm
by JoelHazelton
I don't delight in tearing up roads, but I do delight in hiking the Supes when it's wet.

Re: FR78 - First Water Road

Posted: Jan 30 2015 8:20 pm
by SuperstitionGuy
Tough_Boots wrote:wait... what? I can't hear you-- you're breaking up. Sure I'll let you know how the road is tomorrow
5 members like this... like it too!
May you all get flat tires in the muddiest part of the road... Just sayin.... :yuck:

Re: FR78 - First Water Road

Posted: Jan 30 2015 9:55 pm
by chumley
They should just close the road altogether. It would keep all those groups of 15 away. ;)

Re: FR78 - First Water Road

Posted: Jan 31 2015 3:08 pm
by CannondaleKid
SuperstitionGuy wrote:May you all get flat tires in the muddiest part of the road...
With no drainage the huge flat horse staging lot was the muddiest part, and sorry if I disappointed you but I didn't get a flat. :whistle:
Further, by staying away from the soft spots I left no large ruts.

Being well graded including a nice crown, the road itself drains very well so mud isn't that big an issue.

But remember, we're lucky it's graded even once a year as it is designated a Primitive road and not maintained for passenger vehicles