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Oct 26 2015
AZWanderingBea
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Rogers Canyon RuinsGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 26 2015
AZWanderingBear
Hiking8.81 Miles 1,209 AEG
Hiking8.81 Miles
1,209 ft AEG
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Kelly, Larry, MJ and I left the trailhead just after 11 on the first hike of our multiday adventure in the Superstitions. Was the first time to the ruins for all four. We wanted to be back at the trailhead before dark to have a chance to set up camp while still spending some time exploring the ruins, so we moved fairly quickly but comfortably down the trail. Lots of water in the upper stretches of Rogers Canyon, but none below the intersection with the Reavis Ranch Trail. We were impressed with the lushness the Canyon floor and the variety of flora. Just a hint of Fall color was peeking through and there were even a very few scattered wild flowers remaining.

Eventually spotted the alcoves housing the Salado Ruins. Climbed up and explored the lower levels. Kelly found the route to the upper ruins. Definitely had a bit of exposure. MJ elected to enjoy the photos when we got home. Kelly assisted Larry and me with the climb. Both Larry and I enjoy ruins, so we were in heaven exploring and photographing these well preserved dwellings. Somehow I doubt my current home will be around 600 years from now. I must say the view up the canyon from the ruins is fantastic. The original residents picked a great place to live.

We had a quick snack on the lower level after a few moments of heart pounding down climb. Thanks again Kelly. MJ went off to find the perfect spot for a bathroom break. She found one slightly outside a half-mile radius. I am so happy to be male.

The hike back is uphill, of course, but we made it back to the vehicles in good time. The ruins had proved a good appetizer to our adventure.

The remainder of the trip is here:http://hikearizona.com...
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