Rod Britain

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Heat can’t chill enthusiasm for Fourth

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek was cooking right along this past week much the same as the rest of Arizona but to a somewhat lesser degree. Yes, degrees were watched closely and we had a 100 of them on Sunday afternoon.

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Wedding, parade made weekend a grand affair

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek trickled softly by just feet away from the couple saying their vows. It was a magnificent setting in the shade of a giant walnut tree on the lawn just above the water.

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Perfect weather for long, holiday weekend

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek marked the Memorial Day weekend with many parties, music, mingling and marshmallows. Perhaps mellow is an apt description of how the long weekend went for many of us.

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Volunteers help with neighbor’s home

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek showed its true colors again this past weekend. It may happen elsewhere, but it happens regularly here in the Creek.

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When the bridge became a dam in 1970

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek has a bridge across the creek. Driving back and forth on the Loop we take the bridge for granted, not giving it a thought. Walking the accompanying footbridge you are able to see the stone undercarriage of the passage.

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Late, fast-melting snow no deterrent

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek held its last social event of winter last Saturday. This same event is oft touted as the kickoff of the summer social calendar, but it snowed early that morning!

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Hiking around Christopher Creek great

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek is surrounded by great hiking trails. You are familiar with the Highline trail system, which stretches from the 260 Trailhead all the way to Pine.

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Big response keeps recent Rim fire small

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek had an early introduction to wildfire season. On Sunday, May 13, 2013 a lightning strike ignited the tinder dry brush halfway up See Canyon. By Monday the fire had grown and began its creep down the canyon toward Mountain Meadows Bible Camp.

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Creek has lions and bears, but no tigers – oh my!

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek is home to lions and tigers and bears, oh, my! (perhaps tigers not so much). Should you run into a bear in the woods, it may give you pause. This little pun came true a week ago last Thursday.

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Recalling a terror-filled time on the Rim

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek was a nervous place. Folks were looking over their shoulders and locking up at night.

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