Bob and I met at 8AM to begin our adventure to the Coke Ovens. Our plan was to take Willow Springs Road to Cochran then cross the Gila River to get to the ovens. I did not have high hopes of getting across the river because the USGS data from Kelvin, AZ showed the river to be 2.5 ft deep. I told my wife we would be back at 1PM because I thought we'd only make to the river and then would need to come back home, unable to cross.
This is a picture of us speeding up Willow Springs Rd. Bob was kind enough to allow me to avoid eating his dust all day.