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Reavis Ranch Info

Post by markc63 » Jul 29 2002 8:16 am

I'm planning an outing to Reavis Ranch/Circlestone in a few weeks. Can anyone tell me if the trail from 109north is mountain bike freindly? Looking to see if "hike-a-bike" is an option. Thanks in advance.

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Post by Mike » Jul 29 2002 8:43 am

You could ride forest road 212 from SR-88 to the trailhead, however you can't ride trail 109. Mountain biking isn't allowed inside federal wilderness areas. Trail 109 begins at the wilderness boundary.

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Post by nealz » Jul 29 2002 10:43 am

Yup, Mike's right. No MTBs in the wilderness. It is tempting though... the 109 trail is the old roadbed into the ranch so it rarely exceeds a 6% grade. It would make a great ride but I wouldn't do it.

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Post by Mike » Jul 29 2002 11:44 am

Note: Nealz is standing at the northern end of the 109 in his avatar photo. :wink:

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Post by markc63 » Jul 29 2002 7:06 pm

OK thanks all for the info. My guess is that this is an overnight hike. Or is it?

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Post by Mike » Jul 29 2002 7:34 pm

It could be done as a dayhike, but be a pretty long one.

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Post by joebartels » Jul 29 2002 8:21 pm

Some time ago I plotted a trip to circlestone from all trailheads. Nothing was within my day range. 14-16 low grade miles is all I can hack.

Possibly in 70 degree weather but not in the middle of summer.
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Post by nealz » Jul 30 2002 3:11 pm

teva wrote:Some time ago I plotted the a trip to circlestone from all trailheads. Nothing was within my day range. 14-16 low grade miles is all I can hack. Possibly in 70 degree weather but not in the middle of summer.
Yup. Hiking into Reavis from either side and up to Circlestone and then back out again in a day, even in cool temps, falls pretty close to death march status. I suppose it can be done but it'd be more of a fitness hike than an enjoyable experience. Besides, both the ranch area and Circlestone are neat areas that deserve more than a rest stop.

I've often thought that Teva's first backpack trip should be into Reavis and Circlestone. Waddya say, Joe?

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Re: Reavis Ranch Info

Post by sidhayes » Sep 11 2018 4:33 pm

Can not ride a bike there these days but before it was a WA, I rode from Tortilla Flat to the ranch and return. Best was Fish Creek hill. Also, another time we carted bee hives, with bees, to the ranch. Left them on supports on trees on the west side. Came back a few months later and got quite a bit of Reevis honey to bring back.

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Re: Reavis Ranch Info

Post by chumley » Sep 11 2018 4:49 pm

sidhayes wrote:
Sep 11 2018 4:33 pm
before it was a WA, I rode from Tortilla Flat to the ranch and return
you must be older than Bruce! :o
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Post by The_Eagle » Sep 11 2018 9:07 pm

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Re: Reavis Ranch Info

Post by chumley » Sep 11 2018 9:21 pm

@The_Eagle

What!?l You've told many great stories, but none involve bike riding into wilderness areas before 1964!! :)
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Re: Reavis Ranch Info

Post by te_wa » Sep 12 2018 3:50 pm

nealz wrote:I've often thought that Teva's first backpack trip should be into Reavis and Circlestone. Waddya say, Joe?
iirc, Joe's first backpack was into peterson ranch (also apples) back in the day. man, it's been years! i never really thought he'd start out with a 1.5 lb tarptent and a 15° marmot down bag but he went big and got the right stuff. second BP was kendrick with the gang, correct?
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Post by joebartels » Sep 12 2018 4:03 pm

@te_wa
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Post by chumley » Sep 12 2018 4:28 pm

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