Extremely tired from the previous days adventure and with bloody raw feet I took a "nap" to head to Reavis. I've wanted to do this loop for about ten years so I rode on adrenalin. My feet actually felt fine as I dumped the Chacos! Also thanks to JPs wool socks gift
Somehow I lost a good quart of water on the ride in. C'est la vie, the show must go on. Not much has changed since I was here ten years ago in 1999... except catclaw is starting
to take over the Gap Trail!
Onwards to Reavis. The apples are just starting to turn. Found a couple ripe ones and ate a tasty one. The majority appear to have about ~three weeks to prime. Only saw about 4 or 5 trees with actual apples, luckily those are LOADED! Wildflowers have taken over Reavis basin, truly a site to see right now.
Onto my first visit on the Fireline and Campaign Trail (further up). Apparently trails that are cut by bulldozer fair much better than any other trail in eastern Superstitions. There's virtually no nagging bushwhacking on the Fireline. I was expecting much more torture on the return in rollercoaster ascents but was pleasantly surprised with an eased incline, more tree cover than expected and beautiful views. The last two miles of the Campaign Trail before the Gap junction are by far the worst catclaw on this route.
Distance includes about a quarter mile off-trail. Great hike with Dave! I'll definitely do this one over and over again. (w/ a sharp machete of course) With a 50% chance of rain we got the lucky 50% dry part throughout the hike.
Although rated 4x4, 2xForce worked today