August 26, 2011
WATER WHEEL: The East Verde River makes its way through a rocky gorge just above Water Wheel. Stocked with trout, this section of the river off Houston Mesa Road draws many visitors, although the Forest Service now bans fires and camping.
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A flood of woe delivers writer to the unexpected solace of a river bank
I fell in love with her at first sight on that very first day. It was just past a bleak Christmas on my first day on a new job in Payson, after what felt like the collapse of my life.