The trail in the river bed from Dairy Mart Bridge going eastward to TJ has dry good footing. The best place to cross as you get close to the border is at the water depth marker, located in the center of the river bed, just a couple hundred yards before the Las Americas mall. There is no water in most of the river in this area. You can cross at the concrete channel; but, although the ground looks dry and firm, it can be a mud sink (use Border Patrol tire tracks to determine how deep). There are many wildlife surprises and idyllic pools along the way, as well as impressive discarded tire collections. Finish your trip by riding along the perimeter of the sod farm. This is always a great trip.