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Don't F*ck with Mother Nature

Discussion in 'Rocky Mountain Region' started by Hossbaby50, Aug 4, 2006.

  1. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    Last weekend we (az-k5 Matt, 77chevyk10 Andrew, & others) got a good reminder not to mess around with mother nature cause she will beat you every time. We were night wheeling Table Mesa. We were wheeling Predator on the far side of the Agua Fria River. We crossed the river and it was 18" deep and 40 ft wide. We were half way threw Predator and it started raining. By the time we got back to the river it was 60" + deep and 125ft wide and it got deeper and wider before it went down.

    A K10 truggy tired to cross when we arrived and he went headlight deep less then a 1/3 of the way across. We were stuck there for over 4 hours before the waters went down enough to get the trucks across. The water was still 30"+ deep when we crossed. We were lucky and made it out clean.

    Another group of people were on Twisted and weren't so lucky to get off the trail and back to high ground before it got bad. Vehicles ended up being washed away and a girl broke her leg before it was over.

    This ended up like this.

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    Pretty Sobering. It makes me realize what mother nature can do even if it isn't forcast and that you always need to be VERY careful. Twisted is a HARDCORE trail so these guys weren't "rookies" making rookie mistakes. They were seasoned wheelers and our group of fullsizes were too so it can happen whether you like to believe it or not to anybody.

    Harley
     
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    daaaaayuummm.
     
  3. 5280k5

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    WTF is going on here?
     
  4. Chaddy

    Chaddy 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Did the flood put that there?:eek1:
     
  5. Hossbaby50

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    I believe they are winching it out of the canyon in that pic and that is why it is balanced there.

    Harley
     
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    Night run anyone? :haha:
     
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    That's crazy. Scary crazy!
     
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    The really scary thing about flash floods, at least here, is that you sometimes have no idea they are coming because the storm is behind a mountain, fortunatly they are rare here. Glad you guys are ok and glad no one in the other group died
     

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