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Reavis Ranch Backpack

  • Oct 19, 2013 · 7:00 AM
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This is a classic Arizona fall hike with great scenery, local history, and reliable water. This one's always a Club favorite for good reason!

The trip is a moderate 7.2 miles each way with 2,455' of elevation gain - up going in, down coming out.  We'll head in using the Roger's Trough Trailhead in the Eastern Superstitions. High clearance vehicles will be required. 

We'll head in on Saturday morning and initially will drop into scenic Rogers Canyon before starting a steady ascent up to Reavis Saddle. Now up in the juniper and pines, the gentle trail soon reaches a perennial stream and the beautiful Reavis Ranch valley.

During the hike, the ecosystems change from desert to pines which is very cool! After setting up camp, we'll explore the old ranch, visit the apple orchard, and enjoy an evening campfire.  We'll follow the same route out on Sunday.  We'll stop in Apache Junction for a late lunch on the way home.

Here's a hike write-up: http://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=270

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  • Lucie

    Awesome trip! Great people, amazing food by Lucky and fun by the camp fire :)

    1 · October 20, 2013

  • Brenda

    Sorry to cancel last minute. Have fun!

    October 19, 2013

  • Brenda

    Bringing JD Honey for anyone interested. Jell-O shots will melt.

    1 · October 14, 2013

    • Jason N

      I have that too! Good stuff

      1 · October 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was in there the last two weekends... Still lots of water flowing before the ranch and there are apples to be had if you have a tree climber in the group. Mornings are a bit chilly! Enjoy!

    1 · October 17, 2013

  • Dave B

    I'm bringing a grill if anyone wants to bring something to BBQ.

    October 13, 2013

    • David D.

      They sell light grills that you can lay ontop of a fire pit

      October 14, 2013

    • Brenda

      Veggies go great with grilled meat. Rap your favorite veggies up in foil with seasoning and butter you will have a great meal. Throw your veggies in the hot coals it will cook your veggies like steamed veggies. Better than mountain house!

      October 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry all, work seems to be coming in the way of adventure so I'll have to sit this one out.

    October 14, 2013

  • Jason N

    I just joined the waitlist. I have a 4x4 truck as well and can fit a total of me+4 if a spot opens up.

    October 1, 2013

  • Martin G.

    For anyone interested in carpooling, I have a jeep wrangler and have room for 3 more people.

    September 26, 2013

    • Brenda

      I will be coming from North Phoenix. Just let me know where to meet you at.

      September 27, 2013

    • Martin G.

      I'll be at the Fry's parking lot at 7am. If any one needs you can reach me at[masked]

      September 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm soooo bummed! I have wanted to do this trip for a long time! Didn't realize this was the same weekend that a friend needs me to do a leg in a race for her (Sunday). I have to bow out, but would be up for another time if anyone wants to go again.

    September 27, 2013

  • Ryan

    I have an xterra 4x4. I can take 2-3 others

    September 27, 2013

  • Peter

    I live in Mesa close to Power Rd and plan to drive to the trailhead. I do have a high clearance vehicle and can take 3 extra bodies. Please email me if your interested.

    September 26, 2013

  • Johnny C.

    I have a high clearance 4x4, but of corse i would have to be bumped from the wait list to the "going list" in order for it to be utilized. Lol

    September 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I, too, do not have high clearance and will need to carpool if possible. Thx

    September 26, 2013

  • Brenda

    I don't have a "high clearance" vehicle. I may need to carpool to the trail head if someone has an open spot.

    September 26, 2013

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