Joe Crosses the Verde River

By Jeep Experts

Joe Ruby and I have been wrapping up the 2nd day of our two day Jeep journey in the Bloody Basin space.  Our good friend, Joe Jones, had talked with us the earlier day through ham radio and indicated he may attempt to hook up with us on day #2.

As Joe and I have been retracing our monitor out of Red Creek, Joe Jones known as on the radio.   He was about 90 minutes away and was questioning have been we have been.  We met up with one another close to the begin of the Red Creek Jeep path.  After a brief lunch, we proceeded North to the Childs hydro plant through Forest Road 16 (Tonto National Forest).   It is a 26 mile path that cuts by means of some desolate nation however scenic nation.

All complete, Joe Jones had pushed 50+ miles of forest path by the time we had arrived at the Verde River.  The quickest route again to Phoenix began on the reverse facet of the river, and he was pressed for time.  Lucky for him, there’s a ford at this level and we had talked with one other off-roader who had crossed earlier in the day.  So, Joe aimed his Suzuki at the reverse financial institution and headed off in a straight line for the distant shore. 

These images inform the remainder of the story.  I left the zoom on my digital digital camera at the similar setting for all of the photos, so you can get an concept of the distance throughout.   Although I didn’t preserve monitor, the elapsed time was someplace between 60 and 120 seconds, per the time stamp of the digital images.

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Joe and his passenger are about 15 yards off shore.  The water is lapping at his rear bumper.

Things are getting a bit deeper.  The bumper is gone, and the pitch angle
exhibits the Suzuki going for deeper water.  If you look slightly below the left
nook of his pink license plate, you possibly can see exhaust bubbles
making there option to the floor.

 

This was the deepest level of the crossing.  The water is about 2″ under the
backside of the rim on his spare tire.

He is sort of there.

 

Joe yells again throughout the river that each one is OK.

We gave him a name on the ham radio to get a standing of the crossing.  Joe stated the water got here into the Suzuki fairly quick, since he didn’t have the flooring drain plugs put in.  I feel he received a little bit of water in by means of the door and tailgate seals as effectively. 

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