Reavis Ranch from Rogers TH

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Reavis Ranch from Rogers TH

Post by kevinweitzel75 » Feb 28 2012 5:18 pm

Short notice, but wanting to head up to Reavis Ranch the weekend. (Sat and Sun) I had this planned with a couple of friends, but everyone pussed out on me. And my wife isn't very comfortable with me going by myself, so figured maybe someone might want to go. I plan on leaving Mesa area about 6am on Sat and plan to be back afternoonish on Sun. If interested, PM me for details.
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Re: Reavis Ranch from Rogers TH

Post by SuperstitionGuy » Mar 14 2012 7:54 pm

Grasshopper wrote:
kevinweitzel75 wrote:Things are looking good for this hike this coming weekend.
Suggest you closely follow the upcoming weekend NWS forecast as conditions seem forecasted to change rapidly by ~Sunday.
http://hikearizona.com/forecast.php?e=T ... 5qSTNNRFF5 (at Reavis Ranch area)
My experience with both either the north or south trail into Reavis during this type of weather is to go to a plan B.

Save this trip for the second week of April when the apple trees will be in blossom and the roads and trails have dried out.

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Re: Reavis Ranch from Rogers TH

Post by kevinweitzel75 » Mar 14 2012 8:11 pm

Been checking the weather every couple of hours hoping for a change. :D well, not looking to change. Trying to work out a time to go with someone, finding someone to watch my son (wife works weekends), and working around my "on call" work schedule has been a nightmare the last few weeks. Also might be moving in the next couple of weeks. Finally have everything fall into place, and now the weather decides to turn for the worse. :? Not to worried about hiking in the rain, its just the Supes. Never know what to expect in the Supes.
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Re: Reavis Ranch from Rogers TH

Post by kevinweitzel75 » Mar 14 2012 8:17 pm

@SuperstitionGuy
just saw your post. Maybe that would be a good time to go. Might just postpone till then. Anybody want to go?
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I took the road less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference."
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Re: Reavis Ranch from Rogers TH

Post by kevinweitzel75 » Mar 18 2012 12:19 pm

Looks like snow up at the Ranch. Would have been a blast, but not very safe. Second week in April is my birthday weekend, so probably looking at the first week on April or maybe the third week. Third week might be good to see the blossoms on the apple trees due to a late snow fall, if the snow really matters right now. What's everbodys thoughts?
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Re: Reavis Ranch from Rogers TH

Post by SuperstitionGuy » Mar 18 2012 1:04 pm

Cold damp weather will prolong the bringing on of the apple blossoms so the third week in April may work. Glad you did not go in this weekend as there was even snow at Tortilla Flat. Wet, cold, snow, mud and flowing washes makes for a not so fun backpack trip. At least when I used to do volunteer work at Reavis we had the ranch house and fireplace to keep us protected and partially warm. Once in late December I saw 11 degrees one morning.
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Re: Reavis Ranch from Rogers TH

Post by joebartels » Mar 18 2012 1:34 pm

SuperstitionGuy wrote:Once in late December I saw 11 degrees one morning.
MEWhiteman recorded 12 degrees a week ago http://hikearizona.com/triplog=72532
too cold for me :o
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Re: Reavis Ranch from Rogers TH

Post by kevinweitzel75 » Mar 18 2012 7:38 pm

I love the cold. Just don't know if my 3 season tent would have done much good up there. :D. Trudging through the snow and mud wouldn't be to fun either, not to mention the drive out of there, 4 wheel drive or not.
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Re: Reavis Ranch from Rogers TH

Post by kevinweitzel75 » Apr 01 2012 1:54 pm

This has been replaned for April 14 & 15, weather permitted. Looking forward to getting out, its been a very stressful month, lack of work, week in the hospital with my son, moving plans, ect. So a well deserved birthday weekend is in order. :y:
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Re: Reavis Ranch from Rogers TH

Post by outdoor_lover » Apr 01 2012 2:55 pm

@kevinweitzel75
Next to dogs, hiking seems to be the perfect Stress reliever!! And a nice Birthday present as well. Wish I could join you. Enjoy!!!
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Re: Reavis Ranch from Rogers TH

Post by ChefTIO » Apr 06 2012 5:33 pm

Just got back from a day hike here. The road does appear to be recently graded. Very doable by car all the way to the trail head. The trail also recently went trough some maintenece in the past 1-2 weeks. It was in the best condition from the times I have been here previously. Barely any water until you get to the ranch though.
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Re: Reavis Ranch from Rogers TH

Post by Tough_Boots » Apr 06 2012 5:37 pm

@ChefTIO
How is the water situation at the ranch? I'll be down there in a few days.
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Re: Reavis Ranch from Rogers TH

Post by ChefTIO » Apr 06 2012 7:20 pm

One we got to about a mile of the ranch the water was fine. At the ranch itself, ya no problem
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Re: Reavis Ranch from Rogers TH

Post by kevinweitzel75 » Apr 07 2012 9:46 am

Still planning for up coming weekend, watching the weather closely. Possible rain. :? Unfortunately this will be the last weekend I will be able to do this.
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Re: Reavis Ranch from Rogers TH

Post by Hippy » Sep 11 2012 7:50 am

SuperstitionGuy wrote: Beyound the orchard, beyound the field north of the orchard and beyound the woods north of the field.
:sl: this sounds like a semi-wild goose chase, but i'm on the case. did anyone ever find it?

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Re: Reavis Ranch from Rogers TH

Post by SuperstitionGuy » Sep 11 2012 8:01 am

@HippyHaley
No, but it would be nice to publish the GPS coordinates so everyone can use this source of clean water when they visit Reavis.

Often times the stream isn't flowing very well and horseman also sometimes tether their horses next to or in the water. :scared:

IE don't use the stream unless you have to.

The following link is a picture of the truck frame that had been converted to a trailor to haul the apples.

When you find this you are within about 100 feet of the spring.

http://hikearizona.com/photo.php?ZIP=55891
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Re: Reavis Ranch from Rogers TH

Post by kevinweitzel75 » Sep 11 2012 6:07 pm

I searched for it, but was camped on the south end of the ranch. By the time we made it to that area it was getting dark and we left our packs at camp. I didn't want to try hiking back to camp with my 12 year old nephew in the dark with out a flashlight.
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Re: Reavis Ranch from Rogers TH

Post by big_load » Sep 18 2012 7:18 pm

SuperstitionGuy wrote:Often times the stream isn't flowing very well and horseman also sometimes tether their horses next to or in the water. :scared:
Yep, I've taken water there from a pool with a big, old horse plop in it. :yuck:

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