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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
The_N
Backpack36.93 Miles 7,198 AEG
Backpack36.93 Miles1 Day   8 Hrs      
7,198 ft AEG
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1st trip
Hit some new territory in the Supes and Dallin put together this gem of a loop. Starting at the Northern end of Reavis Trail we cruised in through Plow Saddle as both trails were in great shape and easy to follow. Excellent views and cloud art kept us intrigued. The real fun began with Frog Tanks Trail. Although slightly overgrown, the canyon views and water in Fish Creek kept us eagerly pushing through the cat claw and other scratchy stuff. Tread was also not as good since the recent rains seemed to have loosened a lot of the rocks in the trail. We were amazed by the amount of water in Fish Creek until we reached Rogers Canyon as witnessed how much flow was coming down. This was the highlight of the trip. It was boulder hopping and use trails as we bypassed cascade after cascade and a plenty of swimming holes upto about 6ft deep. We made a quick detour at the ruins where we made our only human contact with a couple of day hikers. Dallin commented on how this canyon was bone dry a couple of weeks ago, so I definitely felt spoiled to have seen so much water here my first time. We departed the canyon and made our way up to Reavis Ranch for camp. Once again, we were back on really nice trail and views instantly open back up. We arrived at camp with wet feet and enough time to set up and enjoy a fire while several deer hung around in the meadows. We were chased into our tents by rain and endured high winds until about 7am. The next morning we were excited to get to our side trip to Reavis Falls after seeing all the water the previous day. The trail down to the falls was in good shape aside from some intrusive cacti. After what seemed like endless downhill we reached a very scenic and diverse canyon still sporting some fall colors on the cottonwoods. We enjoyed the falls for a few minutes and started back. The climb out ended up being much easier than anticipated. We finished the trip with a nice downhill cruise back to the TH. What an epic trip and well-timed. Felt like we saw a little of every season in the Supes. There was sunshine, grass, green leaves, wildflowers, bugs and mushrooms. There was water present in every creek, canyon, drainage and even the trail itself. Awesome temps made it feel like a slice of paradise.
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Reavis Falls Rogers Canyon
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Sporadic in the lower elevations.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Fish Creek Medium flow Medium flow

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Maple Spring Gallon per minute Gallon per minute

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Plow Saddle Springs Dripping Dripping

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Reavis Creek 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 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Rogers Canyon Medium flow Medium flow
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