FR78 - First Water Road

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FR78 - First Water Road

Post by CannondaleKid » Jan 06 2015 6:20 pm

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.
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Re: FR78 - First Water Road

Post by AkaTavy » Jan 30 2015 2:03 pm

Thank you, thank you!
Tonto Ranger District told me it had not been recently graded.
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Re: FR78 - First Water Road

Post by CannondaleKid » Jan 30 2015 3:31 pm

@Aka Tavy With the rain today and more expected tomorrow, it may need grading again real soon.
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Re: FR78 - First Water Road

Post by AZLumberjack » Jan 30 2015 4:58 pm

@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:
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Post by SuperstitionGuy » Jan 30 2015 6:15 pm

In other words folks, please stay off these roads until they dry out,,!!! :thanx:
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Re: FR78 - First Water Road

Post by Tough_Boots » Jan 30 2015 6:27 pm

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
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Re: FR78 - First Water Road

Post by big_load » Jan 30 2015 7:33 pm

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.

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Re: FR78 - First Water Road

Post by JoelHazelton » Jan 30 2015 7:57 pm

I don't delight in tearing up roads, but I do delight in hiking the Supes when it's wet.
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Re: FR78 - First Water Road

Post by SuperstitionGuy » Jan 30 2015 8:20 pm

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:
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Re: FR78 - First Water Road

Post by chumley » Jan 30 2015 9:55 pm

They should just close the road altogether. It would keep all those groups of 15 away. ;)
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Re: FR78 - First Water Road

Post by CannondaleKid » Jan 31 2015 3:08 pm

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
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