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Verde River - White Bridge to Beasley Flat
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Verde River - White Bridge to Beasley FlatCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
Kayak avatar Nov 02 2021
chumley
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Despite my previous experience, I had friends in town and decided to run the river even though it was only about 150cfs. We set the shuttle at the start and hit the water on a cool and unexpectedly cloudy day. We actually hoped for the warmth of the Arizona sun and eventually it did break through. Golden cottonwoods lined the river and the brown water made for some Thanksgivingy hues.

The low flow kept our pace a bit slow to start and we opted to portage around an early obstacle. A couple of flips and the time to get set up again got us on a schedule that was taking longer than planned. Kyle's inflatable boat had a prolific leak and he spent more time on the pump than the paddle.

Ultimately we decided to cut the trip short at Clear Creek. Several attempts to summon Ubers and Lyfts resulted in no drivers wishing to drive down that way. Ultimately I was able to flash some leg and a sweet lady who lives just short of Beasley drove the four miles down to my truck at Beasley.

Along the way I learned that her husband runs a shuttle service for river users. $30 between Beasley and White Bridge, and $20 between WB and Clear Creek RAP. Saving a 2nd vehicle driving from the valley seems like a fair price. I got the number: 928-821-0514. I'm pretty sure I'll use that again.
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