Just received some very disappointing news from SRP. SRP owns, and maintains, the cross cut canal which is integral to the 12 hour course in Papago.
” I am sorry to tell you that we will not be able to approve your event on January 9, 2016 on the Grand/New Cross Cut Canal. This is during the dry up time which means there will be work being done on the canal banks and the fish are scheduled to be removed that weekend.
After so many years of having your event on the Canal we are sorry that you will have to move it this year. Hopefully next year if you choose you will be able to go back to the canal for your event.”
Unfortunately, we are unable to find any viable alternative dates, so Papago will not happen in 2016. But look for it to return in 2017 bigger and better than ever.