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Reavis Ranch Frog Tanks Rogers Canyon Loop, AZ
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Reavis Ranch Frog Tanks Rogers Canyon Loop, AZ 
Reavis Ranch Frog Tanks Rogers Canyon Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 31 2017
Mr_Squishy
Hiking 5,000 AEG
Hiking
5,000 ft AEG
 
1st trip
Starting at 8:15 Tuesday morning from the Reavis TH, I hiked to Plow Saddle, then down to the Frog Tanks Trail to Angel Basin where I spent a wonderful, cold solitary evening of clear skies and unobstructed views. (14.4 miles, 2700 ft AEV) Frog Tanks is in great shape and it looked like someone had brushed the section through Paradise. I think Frog Tanks may be my favorite trail in the Superstitions. Most of it is high and there are great open views of the surrounding countryside. When it joins Rogers Canyon, it looked like flooding had washed out some of the bank trails and some cairns which presented some route finding challenges to avoid getting wet feet. The next morning I awoke to frost on the ground, but it warmed up quickly. I started up the Rogers Canyon trail and checked out the ruins. I continued to the Reavis Ranch trail junction and headed up the Killer Switchbacks from Outer Space. There was water in the pass, running down the trail as I headed down to the Ranch. Spent the night at the ranch, then hiked out to the TH. This is a superb loop, but be forewarned that the first day is long. I had about 5000 feet elev gain total for the trip.

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

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Paradise Spring Gallon + per minute Gallon + per minute

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Plow Saddle Springs Quart per minute Quart per minute

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 Saddle Spring Gallon per minute Gallon per minute

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Rogers Canyon Heavy flow Heavy flow
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