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Rogers Canyon RuinsGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 31 2013
bensondk
Hiking8.20 Miles 1,118 AEG
Hiking8.20 Miles   5 Hrs   54 Mns   1.39 mph
1,118 ft AEG
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We had a great trip into the ruins in Roger's Canyon yesterday - Jan 30, 2013. The recent rains appeared to have degraded the road to the trailhead even further, or I forget how bad it was before. I drive a street version of a Jeep Grande Cherokee, and felt that some of places where I was picking my way through were close to the limit. In one spot on the way out, a hiking partner was in front carefully directing me around and over obstacles, when another partner notice my back wheel was actually about 10 inches in the air as my front wheel went slowly into a hole. We never bottomed out on the whole trip, so I would have to say that the road is still passable for street vehicles, but maybe not all drivers.
On the road in, we crossed water on quite a few occasions, and that gave us a clue that we had more water to come. This was indeed true, as the creek in Roger's canyon was flowing, and the further downstream we went, the larger the creek grew, as other streams added to the flow. We counted 27 stream crossings between the trailhead and the ruins, something that never mattered when the trail was dry. The crossings were all possible without getting wet, and added to the fun of the journey. As long as the water flows, there are some great photo opportunities along the way.
It seems a shame, but the ruins are showing degradation in the year since last year. A 1999 photo in a book shows a doorway that seems solid. My photo from last year shows the same doorway starting to crack, and this year, the doorway has fallen away on one side, making a much bigger opening. Fortunately, this is not on the main building, but on the lower cave which is more weather exposed.
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