Sabino Creek has been running full this past week. Even the trams were canceled or abridged for a while because of water running too high over the bridges.
In any case we are walkers and trying to stroll daily in the canyon to build up my wife's stamina after her recent illness. The other day we celebrated her goal of managing to make it all the way to the Bear Canyon Road Picnic Overlook where you can see a further goal of reaching the dam.
On the way back we saw our first patch of Ocotillo that had some buds starting. Spring is beginning in the dessert.
A few days later we made it to the Bear Canyon Road Bridge.
Although the water was shallow enough to allow the Bear Canyon shuttle to proceed, walkers have to make other arrangements. Some intrepids dispensed with shoes and socks and simply slogged through the icy waters.
Nothing like a little trail smarts.