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Rogers Canyon RuinsGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 10 2008
abcarmichael
Hiking8.20 Miles 1,118 AEG
Hiking8.20 Miles
1,118 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Got started at the Roger's Trough Trailhead at 9:45. The dirt road approach to the TH is very bumpy and rough, and I would suggest only high clearance vehicles, though 4WD is not a must.
The road crosses the creek bed numerous times, so it not recommended in heavy rain, (more on that later)
The approach to Roger's Canyon follows the Reavis Trail for the first 1/2 mile to a marker for Trail 110 Roger's Canyon. The trail is very overgrown, despite the moderate use we witnessed, the thorn bushes don't seem to be effected by the traffic.
I would recommend wearing long pants at a minimum, though I wore my gators, and only got a couple of heavy scratches. My companions also wore long sleeves, and thought they had an easy time than me in my short sleeves.
Following the first steep downhill at about the 1/2 to 3/4 mile mark you will drop into the creek for the first time. Be aware. There is a dead horse to the immediate left of the trail in the middle of the creek. According to the informal questions I asked of others on the trail, he died there sometime on Saturday mid morning to early afternoon. Whoever was with him left him with his head covered with his saddle blanket. Very sad. If this is taken care of with burial or removal, I would say that this section of the trail will be extremely unpleasant in the next few days to weeks. The 11 yr old boy I was with, was very upset by the sight and cried for the next few minutes as we walked on.
Following the small meadow around 1/2 mile from the ruins we saw a couple of small does.
The ruins were very interesting, and worth the rough scratchy trail.
On the way back a storm moved in very quickly, with thunder lightening and hail. We were forced to practically run the whole way back trying to stay in front of it. The speed the uphill really took its toll.
The storm finally caught up with us about a mile form the trailhead, and we ran the last bit being pelted by hail and large raindrops.
Back at the TH we knew we had only a short time before the rain would fill the creek crossings on the road out and we would be stuck until the water subsided. We took a shot at it, and with the exception of 2 hairy crossings, we made it out and back to the main road.
All in all a great adventure, though I am aching a bit today from the pace of the uphill retreat.

Autumn Foliage Observation: Isolated
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