|when||Saturday, March 28, 2020|
The hike begins at the Rogers Trough Trailhead. From the south the
Arizona Trail enters the Superstition Wilderness here and follows the
Reavis Ranch Trail. Where the Arizona Trail continues northeast toward
Reavis Ranch, we will continue northwest on the Rogers Canyon Trail.
There will be much history to explore. The hike will offer seasonal
water and stream crossings. Plant life in the area are the Arizona
sycamore, emory oak, Arizona walnut and Fremont cottonwoods.
This will be somewhat exploratory since this area was affected by the 2019 Woodbury Fire. Plan to wear long sleeves and pants because we are sure to encounter catclaw. The number of people will be limited by the number of high clearance vehicles going.
This hike is described by Jack Carlson and Elizabeth Stewart in Superstition Wilderness Trails East, Clear Creek Publishing, Tempe, AZ, 2010, pages 250-256.
• Sturdy hiking boots
• At least 3 liters of water
• Rain poncho
|time||7 hours on trail|
|EC||+-1100' elevation change|
|elevations||3,760' (Cliff Dwellings) to 4,832' (Rogers Trough Trailhead)|
|on trail||100% — Rogers (110) & Reavis Canyon (109) Trails|
|rating||"C+" Rate yourself as a hiker.|
|cost||Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
|leader||. Hike is cancelled.|
|meet||6:30 AM at Home Depot in Mesa on the southeast corner of Power and US 60. There are no facilities at the trailhead. There is a fast food restaurant at this parking lot. From the parking lot we will condense to 3 high-clearance vehicles and drive approximately 35 miles to the trailhead.|
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