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Frog Tanks - Reavis Ranch - Reavis Falls, AZ
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Frog Tanks - Reavis Ranch - Reavis Falls, AZ 
Frog Tanks - Reavis Ranch - Reavis Falls, AZ
 
Backpack avatar Jan 05 2017
DallinW
Backpack36.93 Miles 7,198 AEG
Backpack36.93 Miles1 Day   8 Hrs      
7,198 ft AEG20 LBS Pack
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1st trip
Me and Nick checked out some new territory in the Supes. Frog Tanks and Reavis Falls was on my mind, and this made for a great opportunity to pick up the northern part of the Reavis Ranch Trail.

Frog Tanks is a little gnarly. Plenty of cat claw and cactus dodging to keep you on your toes. Well worth the battle scars for the views down Fish Canyon, and the boulder hopping up Rogers Canyon. Back-to-back waterfalls up Rogers Canyon. This was by far my most favorite part of the hike. Having running water down the entire length of these canyons was a real treat.

We had Reavis Ranch all to ourselves for the night, which was nice, except when it came to finding fire wood. We hit the sleeping bags after it started to drizzle which continued on and off for most of the night. Around 3AM the wind kicked up for several hours and you could hear big gusts make their way from the top of valley all the way down to the ranch.

The next morning we hit Reavis Falls on the way out. The fall was running good, but nothing like some of the pictures I've seen on here. Well worth the side trip, and I actually really enjoyed the climb out, despite all the complaining I made on the way down :). Near Maple Spring you see Juniper, Pine, and Saguaro all within 50 yards of one another, which I found to be pretty cool. The area feels very diverse.

Water is plentiful at the moment. Started with 3L, but eventually carried 0L - 1L between water sources. For a good portion of this hike, we were walking near, hopping over, or listening to flowing water. It felt more like spring than winter out there. It's getting green, the bugs are out, and the temperatures were mild.

This has been one of my favorite Superstitions trips to date.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Maple Spring Gallon per minute Gallon per minute
Flowing water in drainage at trail crossing.

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Plow Saddle Springs Dripping Dripping
Seeping out at trail crossing.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Reavis Creek at Fireline #118 Medium flow Medium flow

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Reavis Falls Medium flow Medium flow

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Reavis Saddle Spring Dripping Dripping
Water seeping out on trail.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Roger's Creek Medium flow Medium flow
Flowing water the entire length of the canyon.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Rogers Canyon Medium flow Medium flow
Flowing water the entire length of the canyon.

dry Rogers Canyon Spring Dry Dry
Spring box is still dry. Flowing water in canyon.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Rough Canyon Medium flow Medium flow
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