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Rogers - Frog Tank - Reavis Loop, AZ
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Rogers - Frog Tank - Reavis Loop, AZ 
Rogers - Frog Tank - Reavis Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar May 03 2014
The_Eagle
Hiking20.68 Miles 3,600 AEG
Hiking20.68 Miles   9 Hrs   42 Mns   2.42 mph
3,600 ft AEG   1 Hour   10 Mns Break14 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
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I had drawn this one up as "Plan A" for last week, but the weather did not cooperate. It worked out OK, since Wally was now able to join us... he said "as long as we didn't go to fast". I told him that shouldn't be a problem, since Joe had just come off a BIG Grand Canyon hike (and... I'd be there). He pointed out so much Supes history, ruins, landmarks, etc. etc..... that my head was spinning. Good stuff.

Not a cloud in the sky all day, gentle breezes, and recorded temps 65 - 92, typically in the mid 80's.

I just love the hike down Roger Canyon to the Ruins. The canyon had water in most places all the way down. The last 1/3 of the way down all the way past Angel Basin was jungle like... not Arizona like at all.

Wally and I did a quick tour of the Ruins
Video Tour :next: http://youtu.be/Hc8cWJotK_0

I'd heard horror stories of Cat Claw after here, but I received minimal scratches, and I'm usually a magnet for those damn things.

Just before Frog Spring, you start climbing out of the creek area and the cover of the trees. This 3 mile stretch is the steepest on the loop and pretty much fully exposed. Frog Tank Trail dead ends at the Reavis North #109. Finally some more tree cover.

We stumbled across a Black Rattlesnake next to the road.
Video :next: http://youtu.be/z_0hxRA5rds

We took lunch a bit south of Reavis next to the "Ditch". Gnats aren't just in the Valley right now. We prayed for a breeze to blow them away from us. Wally got to try out his new Sawyer Squeeze and filtered us 4 quarts for the return trip.

Angel Basin and Reavis grasslands :next: http://youtu.be/H9Zo-M_FUnM

Good hiking with Wally again, filling my head with Supes Stuff.
Joe was tolerable. Just kidin' good times....
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dry Plow Saddle Springs Dry Dry
Vegetation was too thick to check spring. Water likely for those willing to give up som blood.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Reavis Creek at Fireline #118 Light flow Light flow
Ole' faithful. We filtered here

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Reavis Saddle Spring Dripping Dripping
There was pooling in numerous spots. Un clear if it was from recent rains. No flow detected.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Roger's Creek Light flow Light flow
There was water down the majority of the creekbed. There were some rains a week ago.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Rogers Canyon Spring Quart per minute Quart per minute
Did not check the source, but there was water down the majority of the creekbed. There were some rains a week ago.
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