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Mar 22 2019
Yoder
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54 male
 Joined Oct 07 2017
 Chandler, AZ
Rogers Canyon from Woodbury THGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 22 2019
Yoder
Hiking11.90 Miles 2,900 AEG
Hiking11.90 Miles   7 Hrs   38 Mns   1.90 mph
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We had done the Rogers Canyon - JF Trail Loop back in 2016, and decided we enjoyed West side (from Woodbury Trailhead) a lot more then the East 1/2 of the hike. We also decided we really didn't need to see the Indian ruins again, so we just hiked to the Angel Springs.

The hike up to the high point of the hike @ 3.64 miles was quite nice. The poppies are great this year and a there were a few hillsides pretty full of them (I'll upload the photos at a later date). There was some minor bushwacking up to this point but not too bad. There is a bit more bushwacking as you descend the valley. Once you hit the first stream bed, the trail become really overgrown and you find yourself swimming in the bushes.

Waterflow is exceptional this year, every typically dry stream bed has some water flowing at this point.

This is a great hike, but next time we do this we will probably just go to the high point and return rather than going down to the angel springs.
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Poppies on the mountainsides were fantastic!
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Mar 03 2019
wallyfrack
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 AZ
Rogers Canyon from Woodbury THGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
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wallyfrack
Hiking12.77 Miles 3,008 AEG
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Angel basin was on my list and today was the day. I drove in later than normal but didn't encounter another vehicle on the drive in all the way to the Woodbury trailhead. :-s The JF trail on the way up to Tortilla Pass is in decent condition with a little overgrowth near the top. On the other side the hike starts out fine but once you drop down into the drainage the trail was a tangled mess. The weight of the recent snow bent most of the bushes/trees down and across the trail. Several branches have broken off and i must have moved a few dozen branches off to the side on the trail. Once down in Angel Basin I decided to hike over to Angel Spring area. The off trail was equally interesting with most bushes and trees still bent over. I stooped for a snack break at the trough and sat next to Mrs Gladys Bacon. After the break I went to the ruin and still there was no one around. I think the hike down Rogers Canyon would have been fun with the water flow. I first though about completing the loop up Rogers Canyon but decided against swimming upstream. On the hike back up the JF trail I ran into Nathan and Emily. I didn't think I'd see anyone else out there so when I saw him I just shouted it out. "Hey you're Nathan Brisk" :lol: He didn't run so maybe it wasn't too bad. After talking a few minutes we continued on our way. It was warmer on the hike up the JF trail but cooled down at Tortilla Pass were the breeze kicked up. I saw another backpacker hiking down from the pass who was heading back toward the lake. I noticed many poppies on the west facing slopes of Rogers Ridge an the way down. As I approached the trailhead I passed on more hiker just starting out. The drive out was a little busier and I was slowed down by a chain of ATVs for a mile before they pulled off on a side road. A nice day in the Supes with water running and great weather.
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Mar 03 2019
nathanbrisk
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 Phoenix, AZ
Rogers Canyon from Woodbury THGlobe, AZ
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nathanbrisk
Hiking12.51 Miles 3,022 AEG
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Incredibly overgrown between Tortilla Pass and Angel Basin. Ran into WallyFrack
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Jan 20 2019
nathanbrisk
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 Phoenix, AZ
Rogers Canyon - JF Trail LoopGlobe, AZ
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nathanbrisk
Backpack14.68 Miles 2,905 AEG
Backpack14.68 Miles   7 Hrs   20 Mns   2.24 mph
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Drove in to the Woodbury trailhead because I don't trust my AWD Saturn Vue to get to Rogers Trough trailhead.

We did this loop in reverse--starting from the Woodbury trailhead and taking the loop to the west.

Emma, Bruce the pooch and I got started on the trail at about 8am. It's the first time I haven't lost the trail immediately from the Woodbury Trail/JF Trail junction . . . some kind soul erected a few cairns, so we were good to go. Pruned thorny branches as I went . . . actually broke my pruners! Hiking up to Tortilla pass was challenging per usual. Weather was perfect. Clear, treatable pools were encountered on the JF Trail south of Rogers Canyon Trail junction. HIking down into the canyon, the brush was extremely overgrown. Unfortunately, by this time I had already broken the pruners . . .

I'm pretty stoked! I've been to this area several times, but logistics never worked out to see the ruins. Got to see them this time! Awesome :)

The creek beside Angel Basin was half-full and flowing. This particular evening happened to include a complete lunar eclipse as well. That was a treat.

It's a fun section of slight bouldering going NE on Rogers Canyon Trail past the cliff dwellings. Once we rolled in to Rogers Trough Trailhead, we needed to hike the road for about 2 miles to join the Woodbury Trail to the JF Trail and back to the Woodbury Trailhead.





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Feb 13 2016
John9L
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 Scottsdale, AZ
Frog Tanks Trail #112Globe, AZ
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Backpack avatar Feb 13 2016
John9L
Backpack22.25 Miles 4,150 AEG
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Claire & I had a three day weekend for President’s Day and FOTG wanted to return to Upper Fish Creek. The long weekend & warm temps gave us the perfect chance to explore the area.

We left Tempe on Saturday morning and made the drive to Woodbury Trailhead. The road is bumpy and annoying but in good shape overall. We started hiking the JF Trail around 11am and saw Toddak by the Windmill. He was doing a large day hike from the Tortilla Trailhead. After chatting up with him we made the climb to Tortilla Pass which took some effort with the hot sun beating down and the heavy pack. Once over the pass we cruised down to Angel’s Basin and connected onto the Frog Tanks Trail. We arrived at our camp within the hour. We settled into camp and gathered an obnoxious amount of firewood. The evening was spent making dinner and enjoying the fire.

Our day two started slowly. We planned on day hiking down Fish Creek and knew we had a swimmer within the first half mile. We wanted the sunlight for warmth. We left camp around 9:30am and made the half mile hike to the swimmer. Once there we scoped out the bypass on left. FOTG looked for a bypass on the right and checked out a possible ruin site that yielded some shards but nothing significant. The right bypass was a no go and he returned back to us at the swimmer. While away the girls and I talked and were not too excited about making the cold swim. The left bypass looked sketchy & I was thinking about other options for the day. FOTG came back to us and immediately tossed his boots across the pool and then jumped in and swam across. He reached the other side and didn’t say anything for a long moment. I knew it had to be a cold swim. He got back in the water and hugged the wall where I passed him our packs. I was up next. I slid into the water and felt all the air get sucked out of me! The water was freezing and I quickly swam to the other side where I immediately got into the sunlight to warm up. The girls were up next and were able to hug the wall and with FOTG’s help they were able to keep their upper half out of the pool. Finally we were all across!

From there we went about two miles down Fish Creek. Our going was slow as we rock hopped & crossed back and forth across the creek. We kept dry & took a break near Goat Canyon & decided to turn around and head back for the swimmer. The return flew by and we found ourselves back at the swimmer. I went first and swam across holding my day pack above the water. The water was really cold but doable. Next up was FOTG and then Jackie and finally Claire. It took some work to get Claire’s pack across dry. FOTG stepped up and assisted with Claire’s pack. Thanks Lee I owe you one! Once back across all of us returned to camp.

It was mid-afternoon at this point so we all decided to do a short hike north up Frog Tanks. We hiked a little over a mile and took a break in the creek and then returned to camp. We gathered more firewood and settled in for night two. All of us were tired from the day and turned in relatively early.

On day three we pretty much woke up and tore down camp and started the hike out. The going was much easier with lighter packs. We topped off water at Angel’s Basin and made a couple of short stops to water the dogs. Overall it was an uneventful hike out and were back to the FOTG’s truck around 1:30pm.

This was another fun trip with a great group. I enjoyed Fish Creek but will never hike it again as an out & back. I’d like to check out the lower section near the bridge at some point later this year. It would be ideal during the fall when the leaves are turning. Thanks Lee for organizing and getting us across the swimmer. Wet canyoneering is not my favorite during February!
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May 23 2015
John9L
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 Scottsdale, AZ
Rough Canyon via Woodbury, AZ 
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Backpack18.21 Miles 3,763 AEG
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Claire and I wanted to head out for an overnighter for Memorial Day Weekend. The weather in Phoenix was too good to be true so we started looking relatively close to home and settled on the Superstitions. We were out there two months ago and found a sweet campsite near Frog Tanks and Rough Canyon. Our plan was to start at the Woodbury Trailhead and hike over Tortilla Pass and on to camp. We would explore up Rough Canyon on the second day and then hike out later that day.

We left Tempe around mid-morning on Saturday and drove to the Woodbury Trailhead. We arrived to a vacant parking area and started hiking soon after. It was sunny and warm but comfortable. We made steady progress as we climbed towards Tortilla Pass. I wondered about our water situation along the Frog Tanks Trail and felt better as I saw a few small pools about a mile into our hike. I figured if there is water here there will be water in Frog Tanks. We continued hiking and topped out after Tortilla Pass and then dropped down into Angels Basin. We found the area completely deserted and found several good pools of water in the creek. We’ll have no water issues on this overnighter.

We took a short lunch near Angels Basin and then took our time hiking down the Frog Tanks Trail. This area is really beautiful and has lots of shade from all the trees and foliage. There was lots of water and it flowed in a few places. We continued on and soon reached our campsite near the junction of Frog Tanks and Fish Creek. It’s a fantastic site situated next to the creek and has plenty of shade and a fire ring. The creek was dry right next to us but water was available about two minutes down canyon. We settled in and got camp set up and then gathered some firewood. It was late in the day and we decided to go for a short walk up Fish Creek. The going was very slow and rugged. There was lots of water through here and the scenery is amazing! From there we returned to camp and settled in for the night. We enjoyed a fire and had Pad Thai (Backpackers Pantry) for dinner.

The next morning started slowly. We woke and had coffee and filtered some water. We set out for Rough Canyon around 9:30am and our going was very slow right from the start. The creek bed is loaded with rocks and boulders of all sizes. Just reaching the start of Rough Canyon a quarter mile away felt like a small victory. We entered Rough and proceeded up canyon at a very slow pace. The canyon is extremely rugged and we had to search high and low for the best route possible. We had to climb up and over boulders or had to entirely leave the creek bed and fight our way through heavy foliage to reach the next section. Our goal was the ruins but it became obvious we weren’t going to have enough time or energy for the endeavor. We planned on hiking back to the jeep later in the afternoon so we found a nice spot to break and then turned around and headed back for camp. We learned going down Rough Canyon is much easier. It also helped knowing the best route from our hike up.

Once back at camp we took an extended break and ate lunch and filtered more water. We then packed up and started the hike out around 1:30pm. We took our time on the return and took a break at Angels Basin where we filtered more water and rested. From there we made the hike out and returned to the jeep.

This was a really fun overnighter and I wish we had more time and energy for Rough Canyon. The going in there is extremely rugged and fun. We definitely plan on going back in the fall after the weather cools off. And we didn’t see another person in the Supes on this trip. The solitude was a real treat especially for a holiday weekend.
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May 23 2015
clairebear
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 Tempe, AZ
Rough Canyon via Woodbury, AZ 
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clairebear
Backpack18.21 Miles 3,763 AEG
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9L and I both wanted to check out Rough Canyon and Memorial weekend was a perfect time for a backpack. Frog Tanks is still one of my favorite trails in the Superstitions!

We only got about 1/3 of the way up through Rough Canyon because we still had to go back to camp and hike out. :)
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John9L
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Rogers Canyon from Woodbury THGlobe, AZ
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John9L
Backpack16.67 Miles 3,194 AEG
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We spent the weekend making an overnighter to Angel Basin. We parked the jeep right on 172A at the start of the Woodbury Trail. We made quick time down Woodbury and connected onto the JF Trail and followed that north to Tortilla Pass. From there we dropped down to Angel Basin and set up camp. This is a great area with several campsites and multiple fire rings. The creek had cold and clear water flowing. It rained the week before. After camp was set up, we made a day trip up the Frog Tanks Trail. I really enjoyed this trail. The area is lush and beautiful. Lots of water in the creek and a couple of sweet campsites near the Fish Creek junction. I’d really like to return another time.

We returned to camp and settled in for the night. We started a fire and enjoyed dinner and then a few beers. We woke the next day and took our time having breakfast and then tore down camp. We stopped at the Roger Canyon Ruins and then made our way to the trailhead. From there we hiked down the road and were back to the jeep around mid-afternoon. This was a nice hike and I’d like to spend more time along the Frog Tanks trail in the near future.
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Mar 07 2015
clairebear
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Rogers Canyon from Woodbury THGlobe, AZ
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Nice overnighter to Angel's Basin- a new area for me! Even thought it was new for me this is apparently a very popular spot and there were at least two other groups camping in the meadow near us. There was another quiet couple like us and then a whole family circus. I think it must have been some huge family reunion party and I was impressed by the scale their operation. Large tents, young children, games. ETC.
Anyhoo after we set up camp we headed out with the intention to check out Rough Canyon, but we got to just the beginning of Rough Canyon and Fish Creek where we took a break and turned around back to camp.
The next day on the way out we passed by Rogers Canyon Ruins. We noticed a few good looking camp sites that would have been great options for more privacy away from all the other campers in Angels Basin. Next time ! ^^

This was my first time on Frog Tanks and I adore this trail- home to the most impressive large agave I've ever seen. Its a nice place to stop and take a pic ^
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nathanbrisk
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 Phoenix, AZ
Rogers Canyon from Woodbury THGlobe, AZ
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nathanbrisk
Backpack10.60 Miles 1,062 AEG
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Once again, I've hiked via the Woodbury Trailhead to Angel Basin and not seen the ruins!! Gah!!

The hike is pretty challenging up to Tortilla Pass, but the rest of the trip is pretty bearable in comparison. We cleared up some catclaw. There was enough water to filter at Angel Basin, but it was pretty dry up until that point.

The road to Woodbury is pretty rough. High clearance only.

This hike was too strenuous for the less-experienced hikers we brought. I probably won't take this hike again--will rather go from the Roger's Trough trailhead or perhaps from the north down Frog Tanks Trail.

The trail is quite easy to lose in places. Don't venture here without a GPS! I'll post some GPS data soon, but it can be found here as well: http://web.utah.edu/thorne/superstitions.html

LOST ITEMS:
- Indian bandana (either JF Trail or Roger's Canyon trail)

FOUND ITEMS:
- Socks and bottoms of zip-off pants (Angel Basin)
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I don't know if it's really this spring . . . but the creek bed at Angel Basin had plenty water to filter! It was definitely low, though.
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Oct 12 2014
nathanbrisk
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nathanbrisk
Hiking10.60 Miles 1,062 AEG
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My brother and I planned a day hike to Roger's Canyon so as to ensure there would be water in the creek. There was! We'll be going again in two weeks with full packs and some buddies.

But we made a big mistake in thinking that Roger's Canyon (in and out) is a day hike. It's an ALL-DAY hike. We started on the trailhead at 10am, and we didn't get back to the car until 8pm. We will not be doing that again if we intend to get in and out--for sure. We ended up having to hike out in the dark for the last 2 hours of the hike, and that is the absolute worst part of the trail to be hiking in the dark. Much of the trail is overgrown, but it was so bad here (about a mile in from the trailhead) that we lost the trail a few times in the dark. No fun!

Sadly we didn't get to explore the cliff dwellings . . . just ran out of time.

Hiking up to Tortilla Pass is grueling, but continuing down the Roger's Canyon trail makes up for it.

Be prepared for a lot of thorns! :)
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Dec 25 2013
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Central Supes Loop, AZ 
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friendofThundergod
Backpack54.60 Miles
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Just a five day 55 mile jaunt through the middle of the Superstition Wilderness. I met Wally with a friend on Christmas day at Roger's Trough, 7:30. Wally showed me a few sets of lesser traveled cliff-dwellings in area and we both finally located the trough at Angel Basin, which for all the time we had spent out there neither of us had been until that day. Towards the end of the day I had one of my nicest finds in Supes, a very nice set of cliff-dwellings. Christmas turned out to be a day of great finds, and a little over 13 miles of exploring. Despite hurricane force winds we hung around the fire, chatted and ate food for the rest of the night. Wally left in the morning and Lucy, myself and the dogs started the annoying climb to Tortilla Divide and the JF Ranch Trail.

Day two consisted of Roger's Canyon to JF Ranch Trail, to Coffee Flats Trail, to Reed's Water where we camped. I did do some additional exploring on day two. I cam across another cliff-dwelling, in the past this would have been the find of the year for me, however, after what we came across the day before, it was more reserved, but still appreciated. I spend so much time in the more remote areas, I had forgotten about places like Reed's Water. We got water from the well, had a nice dinner and enjoyed a very nice camp site in a picturesque area. However, the windmill can get quite noisy and startle you at time when it creaks and starts.

Day three was our short day and recovery day, we met my good friend Jim around the Charlebois area and went to one of our favorite spots. The dogs rested we rested and ate some food while considering our options for returning to Roger's Trough.

Day four consisted of the Dutchman to Red Tanks, Red Tanks to Hoolie Bacon, and then the JF Ranch Trail to Clover Spring for camp. On Hoolie Bacon I saw two hikers with llamas the was different. Saw some day hikers when we got closer to the intersection with JF Trail, other than that Hoolie Bacon was well..Hoolie Bacon. JF trail was in typical form as well, century plants across the trail, and prickly pear and agave winning the battle for trail supremacy. The above couple with the fact that we seemed to have been climbing all day on day four, first the Upper La Barge Box and then the climb from Horse Camp Basin to Horse Ridge and right back up the JF..sigh..I banked a lot on my one memory of JF from a year ago and thought we would have a place to camp, water and maybe some wood near Clover Spring. The gamble worked, as camping options along the JF Trail are very limited.

Day five we hiked to Tortilla Divide, the last stretch to the divide is becoming quite the little bushwhack in spots as you make your climb from JF Trail. We then took JF Ranch Trail to the Woodbury Ranch site, and instead of making our way to established TH, I took care of my last 1.2 miles left of marked Supes trails and hiked the portion that ends at FR 172. From there the hike was kind of hard at times, the wind was blowing really hard and I now had dogs on lead, plus the fatigue of having already hiked in from Clover Spring and now we were climbing up to Roger's Trough, but we made it and were in car heading down FR 172 by 12:30.

My AEG is all jacked up, but final miles for trip were 54.6. This "trek" was particularly unique because of the sharp contrasts in the environments we hiked through, from the often snow covered area around Iron Mountain, to the riparian, and jungle like areas along Coffee Flats in Randolph Canyon, then the low desert areas, back to the canopy areas along La Barge then back up to the wind-swept ridge-lines of JF Ranch Trail, finishing up at the sparsely vegetated Woodbury Ranch area. One night I was putting on lotion so my neck would not peal from a little sun burn and the next morning the dog's water was frozen.
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Mar 23 2012
nathanbrisk
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Rogers Canyon from Woodbury THGlobe, AZ
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nathanbrisk
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We only made it to Tortilla Pass (junction of JF Trail 106 and Roger's Canyon Trail 110). Members of our group weren't prepared for the steep ascent.

We hadn't seen any good water sources, so a group of us were planning to head down into Angel Basin at Roger's Canyon to get some water. Thankfully, some other hikers there told us there might be a spring just a little further northwest on the JF Trail. There was indeed enough water in Tortilla Creek to treat! Our trip was saved.

We found some prescription glasses on the trail.
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On the JF Trail 106 just north of the junction with Roger's Canyon Trail 110 at Tortilla Pass.

There was enough water to filter. It appears to be spring-fed.
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nathanbrisk
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nathanbrisk
Backpack10.60 Miles 1,062 AEG
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I hiked into Angel Basin on Saturday morning and hiked out Sunday morning.

There was no water in the creek!!! AGHH no wonder I didn't see any other backpackers. Thank God I packed enough water in (3 liters). I found an abandoned sleeping bag on the JF trail.

I feel like a real idiot for going down there when there wasn't water, but I checked ahead with the ranger's station to make sure there was water. Apparently I didn't communicate exactly what I meant when I asked "Is there water at Roger's Canyon?"

No water in the creek, but it sure as heck rained on Sunday morning! I was rained on for 3 hours of the 4-hour hike--soaked to the skin. It was nice to hike in such a thick fog without the sun beating down, though.
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This was a great hike. We reached the TH at 7:30 AM and right away saw 5 deer starring us down on the trail right as we topped the first saddle. I knew then this was going to be a great day!! I quickly grabbed the camera as they took off, but not before I got one picture of them. The climb up was fairly steep but we made excellent time and we saw another deer as we were looking down into the canyon. That picture did not come out a good as I had hoped and he had no intentions of posing for me. We got a little off route in the canyon itself but were able to reclaim the trail fairly quickly. After some bushwacking through the overgrown trail we made our way into Angel Basin. Wow!! Got to the Cliff Dwellings, had lunch and took some pictures, then headed back. Total miles on the GPS was 12.7 and elasped time was 7 hours.
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It didn't look very easy on paper so we prepared for a long day with plenty of elevation gain. But planning and doing can turn out to be two altogether different. Even though hiking much of it from Roger's Trough TH back to Woodbury were on the relative easy terrain of the road, it felt like more of an epic trek than a day hike. Still, all the effort was well worth the end results. I managed to take so many photos I had to group them into two sections as listed below. Having taken over 200 pictures, if a picture is worth a thousand words, then I guess I saved myself from writing 200,000 words to describe the hike. I hope you enjoy the photos!

Photos from Woodbury Trail Head to Frog Tanks Trail are here:
http://www.changephoenix.com/10/2010-03-20JF-Roger'sCanyon1.html

Photos from there past the Salado Indian ruins to Roger's Trough TH are here:
http://www.changephoenix.com/10/2010-03-20JF-Roger'sCanyon2.html
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Dec 26 2009
nonot
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 Joined Nov 18 2005
 Phoenix, AZ
Rogers Canyon from Woodbury THGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 26 2009
nonot
Hiking9.40 Miles 2,100 AEG
Hiking9.40 Miles   4 Hrs   30 Mns   2.09 mph
2,100 ft AEG
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Managed to negotiate a ride to and from the trailhead to revenge on some catclaw and other nasty vegetation, attempted to finish up what I couldn't this spring. Cleared a good section of it, but it's too far to finish this doing it as a dayhike due to short winter days and ~10 miles of hiking in and out. Perhaps some scout group or campers at Angel Basin can cleanup the last 0.8 miles as I have no way to get to the trailhead by myself.

Many thanks to Nunya, Tom, as well as Hank, Gary, and Tim for making this possible.

No water sighted, but I didn't make it all the way to Angel Basin.
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Mar 15 2009
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Hiking avatar Mar 15 2009
nonot
Hiking8.00 Miles 1,062 AEG
Hiking8.00 Miles
1,062 ft AEG
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Wally graciously offered me use of the Wallymobile. I actually got to drive the Wallymobile!! WOOHOO!

Easily handling the road, the Wallymobile coasted into the trailhead and I started hiking at 11 and caught and passed the group after about an hour. I fooled everyone by not wearing my sunglasses, so noone recognized me :)

I spent about 3 hours trimming from the JF trail to the switchbacks, getting rid of some gnarly overgrowth. I only managed maybe 0.5 miles because it was so thick. I was hoping to attack the worst part just below the switchbacks, but approaching thunderstorms (which were not predicted) made me turn tail to the car.

I met up with the group at the Hank Hilton and camped there for the night. Hank outdid himself with all the great food. It was great to meet some new faces too.

So I think the summary is that the JF/Rogers Trail is good up to the switchbacks and will probably still be hell down to however far Supes guy got trimming his way up from Angel Basin. It will probably take a base camp effort to finish it up seeing as how it's maybe 4 miles in before you can begin trimming where I left off.
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Mar 14 2009
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Rogers Canyon from Woodbury THGlobe, AZ
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tibber
Hiking5.00 Miles 1,062 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles
1,062 ft AEG
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First of all, many thanks :thanx: to Snakemarks for deciding she would participate from this part of the trail in our CATCLAW REVENGE endeavor. She drove us out in the jeep at 7:15ish and we got to Hank's Hilton with time to spare. We met up with Grasshopper and his two hiking/trail cutting partners, arriving at the trailhead with loppers and machetes in tow around 9AM.

On the trail, Hank hung back with us until a little after the Randolph Canyon area (where the creek is) as his partners were anxious to get cutting : rambo : so they went ahead. He pointed out areas and other trails of interest and said now was the time to take pictures; and I, of course, obliged. Once we got Hank and his buddies in our site up the trail a piece, we got the loppers out and went to work. WORKLOG: We cut our way down the mountain, with a 15 min break for lunch, until 3:00. We stopped just the other side of the creek as you start your way south up the hill.

We did meet up with Nonot on the trail. My version of the conversation may not be quite right but it was still funny :sl: Hank notices the loppers the hiker has in his pack and they talk about the claw over the pass. Hank says, "do you belong to any group?" and Steve says, "yes Hank, I'm Steve with Hike Arizona". "Oh Steve, I didn't recognize you with the glasses".

So I'll be curious to see what Nonot has to say about the upper part of the trail as Hank and his partners had cut back the hardest part toward the top on Thursday. It's a lot of work :wlift: and if we would have had about 2-3 more people, we probably could have finished the last part of the trail. We were lucky and had a somewhat overcast day; we were very pleased with that.

It is a fairly easy trail to follow; there is a lot of up and down but nothing too bad until that last up after crossing the creek. We never got to the top part of the trail and I understand it is a pretty tough climb. However, it is scenic and definitely "wilderness". The main thing is to turn left (NW) before the windmill by the cow pond.

On the drive back, Kat and I spotted an arch and a cave across from it on the other side of the wash. It looks like a very accessbile arch just off the road a little ways. So we'll have to get back that way. And yes, Hank's Hilton is everything it's cracked up to be :) including a wonderful ice tea cocktail (no booze).
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Mar 14 2009
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Hiking avatar Mar 14 2009
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Hiking6.00 Miles 1,062 AEG
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Grasshopper
tibber
With an arsenal of cutting tools, Hank, Tom, Gary, Angela and I headed out from the Woodbury trailhead to do some serious catclaw damage. We had been working for about 2 hours when nonot snuck up on us disguised as an ordinary hiker. We weren't expecting anyone else to make it and the last any of us knew, nonot was still trying to get a ride. It didn't seem likely that anybody was going to come through for him at the last minute, so we were totally surprised to see him! (and by "totally", I mean, we made him do the secret handshake to confirm his identity so we could all stop pretending we didn't know who he was!) Hooray for Wally for donating the HAZmobile while he was out of town and cheers to nonot for never giving up! Now, that's what we call team spirit!

We really lucked out on the weather with cloud cover most of the afternoon. It saved us from roasting out there and we were able to put a serious dent in the project. We worked hard, but the company was great, so the day went by pretty fast. Back at the Hank Hilton, we indulged in some post-hike refreshments of iced tea, potato chips and chocolate chip cookies. Now, that's my kind of trail food! Thanks, Hank, for your wonderful hospitality!
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