Reavis Ranch Nov. 11-13 2016

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Start Date 2016-11-11
 
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Reavis Ranch Nov. 11-13 2016

Post by chumley »

Some people may have a holiday on Nov. 11 (Veterans Day).

We will all know who won the election, and regardless who it is, we will all want to get away for a few days to get the future off our minds.

Reavis is popular in autumn. There should be no expectation of wilderness solitude. But there is plenty of room. It's probably hunting season. The apples will be all gone.

Superstition Wilderness regulations limit group size to 15. If more wish to go, you'll have to plan a separate trip.

Access is via 109 North (9.5 miles and 1900 feet up)
or the steeper climb via 109 South (7.5 miles and 1100 feet up).

Average high temperatures in the low to mid 60s, average lows in the mid 30s. It snowed last time I was there in early November.

There is water available for filtering.

Numerous options for day hikes are available for Saturday and Sunday.

*Clothing optional
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Re: Reavis Ranch Nov. 11-13 2016

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@SpiderLegs
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Re: Reavis Ranch Nov. 11-13 2016

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Widowmaker wrote:@SpiderLegs
What days do you work?
I generally work Monday through Friday or you can call in a reservation if you can't make it into the store.
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Re: Reavis Ranch Nov. 11-13 2016

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Widowmaker wrote:@SpiderLegs
Discount for AARP members :lol: :lol:
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Re: Reavis Ranch Nov. 11-13 2016

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I'm in
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Re: Reavis Ranch Nov. 11-13 2016

Post by chumley »

@nathanbrisk
It'll be good to see you again!
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Re: Reavis Ranch Nov. 11-13 2016

Post by SuperstitionGuy »

I drove Forest Service Road 172 and 172A to the trail head Monday and the road is in good shape with no wet spots. There was a sign at the beginning of the road about road construction ahead but we saw none nor any equipment along the way.
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Re: Reavis Ranch Nov. 11-13 2016

Post by WanderingWildcat »

I'll be hiking Reavis, Alamo, and Gila River Canyon Trails during that 4-day weekend. SOBO, starting early Friday morning. Maybe I'll see you guys on the trail :)
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Re: Reavis Ranch Nov. 11-13 2016

Post by DallinW »

Me and a buddy will be meandering through the Supes and will only be camping one night at Reavis. Could be Friday night, could be Saturday night. I'll keep an ear out for Chumley when we get into Reavis Valley. :) See you all this weekend.
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Re: Reavis Ranch Nov. 11-13 2016

Post by SuperstitionGuy »

DallinW wrote:I'll keep an ear out for Chumley when we get into Reavis Valley.
Just a hint but look for the biggest and brightest campfire in the valley. :-$
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Re: Reavis Ranch Nov. 11-13 2016

Post by chumley »

@SuperstitionGuy
We would need @nonot for that. My fires are built using the old rule of wood not longer than the forearm nor thicker than the wrist.
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Re: Reavis Ranch Nov. 11-13 2016

Post by Tough_Boots »

@chumley
Seems like pretty impressive wood to me.
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Re: Reavis Ranch Nov. 11-13 2016

Post by chumley »

Weather Forecast!

Now that we are within a reasonable time for an accurate forecast, here's what you can expect at Reavis Ranch this weekend:

Clear skies all weekend long!
Highs 69-74
Lows 48-53

Daytime highs may push 80 at the trailheads which are lower elevation.

In short, it should be perfect! :y:

Sunrise ~7:00am
Sunset ~5:30pm

Moon Friday Night 92% full
Moon Saturday Night 97% full
moonrise will be before sunset and sets in the 3-4am timeframe.
We will have bright overnights!
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Re: Reavis Ranch Nov. 11-13 2016

Post by tibber »

chumley wrote:Weather Forecast!
Lows 48-53
Perfect for me. Alas, I have to do trail maintenance instead. Have fun everyone! :y:
For me, sometimes it's just as much about the journey as the destination.
Oh, and once in awhile, don't forget to look back at the trail you've traveled.
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Re: Reavis Ranch Nov. 11-13 2016

Post by chumley »

@tibber
If you're not there, who's gonna bring the wine!? :-k
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Re: Reavis Ranch Nov. 11-13 2016

Post by big_load »

I'll be on the trail from Sunday morning through mid-week. I might stop at the Ranch, but probably not until Monday. Have fun!
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Re: Reavis Ranch Nov. 11-13 2016

Post by The_Dude »

I will be hiking in Friday afternoon with two compadres. I would imagine it will be dark by the time we reach the ranch, but no worries. Weather is looking pretty great, certainly nicer than when I was there a few years ago in January...
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Re: Reavis Ranch Nov. 11-13 2016

Post by chumley »

@The_Dude
I should be there by early afternoon. There will be a bright moon ... so hiking after sunset should be quite pleasant.
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Re: Reavis Ranch Nov. 11-13 2016

Post by The_Dude »

@chumley
I love dusk hiking, especially with some moonlight! Got in a good half hour or so in the Tortolitas last night.
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Re: Reavis Ranch Nov. 11-13 2016

Post by gummo »

Sorry I had to cancel last minute. I'll be in Canada.
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Re: Reavis Ranch Nov. 11-13 2016

Post by chumley »

@gummo I would have guessed Mexico for you. Warmer weather = longer season for reptiles.
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