|Hiking||16.00 Miles|| 7 Hrs 10 Mns || ||2.23 mph|
|2,200 ft AEG|| || || |
Couldn't say it any better than Tortoise Hiker did...
Wally said he wanted to hike Rogers Canyon,cache some water,hike to Reavis Grave and check out the ruins. Dave suggested we make it a loop. So we did all of the above. My first time on this trail and I enjoyed it. Some nice views.We made good time time to the Grave then headed down to the ruins. We saw a dead fawn carcas on trail. A lttle before the ruins we got to see a bunch of coatimundi.My first time seeing them.Very cool! The ruins were cool too! After the ruins we cached the water. From there we all got are cutters out for the next couple of miles through the catclaw.Didn't see a drop of water until the windmill but did shed a few drops of blood here and there.We came across a hiker from Houston,Texas by the JF Trail intersection. He had been out there camping a couple days.He said he was retired and comes out here in Nov. to enjoy the Supes.We headed back Woodbury then started the climb back up to Rogers Trailhead. That was the hardest spot although the catclaw section hurt a little. Great hike and workout. When we got back Dave had to go but Wally was buying dinner so I couldn't say no.
Thanks Wally for driving and dinner, and to both of you for going!
Only thing he left out was the snake that shot across the trail while I was leading a downhill haul. It was so close that its tail was right against the toe of my boot!
And it was so fast that I never even got a chance to see its head. It was about 3/4" in diameter, probably about 2 feet long.
|"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." — Henry David Thoreau|