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Reavis Ranch via 109 NorthGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 09 2012
ultrazona
Hiking18.60 Miles 2,824 AEG
Hiking18.60 Miles
2,824 ft AEG
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1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners 13 partners
HAZ - Event
chumley
DBmooner
Espi
fan3992
Hippy
John9L
Jonnybackpack
juliachaos
nonot
squatpuke
te_wa
Tough_Boots
VolcanoCLMBR
Friday morning finally arrived after a poor attempt to get to bed early. At the time I was unable to sleep with the feelings of excitement brewing. On a sub-conscious level I knew this trip would become one of my most memorable.

After a swift meeting with the crew and a windy drive to the trailhead we prepped our gear. Two party members set off ahead, anticipating a slower pace. The rest of the crew assembled and took off after. :y: A few miles in the group had spread out across a mile or two. The faster group reeled the early party in within a few miles. :wlift: Shorty after, the group set off at a blistering pace :gun: and I arrived at Reavis a few minutes before noon.

Upon arriving I was greeted by a friendly pack of dogs and few hikers and.....what is that... a goat? :-s After chatting for a minute with the group and officially meeting Winston the goat; I set off with a daypack back to check the status of the Hippie's ankle. A few miles back we met and carried on to camp.

Once there we learned that the goat party (also known as T.I.T.S (Thanksgiving in The Supes) was a annual event. This event lasted a few days and peaked with a full thanksgiving dinner, including a full turkey. :pk: (FYI thats for you Hippie) Don't worry, stop kicking yourself for not going, there may just be another chance next year. :DANCE:

We set up our camp as the rain began to move in. The fire crew built a fire with an attempt to ward off the rain. The rain prevailed (just as Chumely had told us in the multiple weather reports we received while at the ranch)but the fire did provide some entertainment until the rain became too intense for my liking and I turned in.

After lowering the pitch on the tarp and crawling in I bedded down for a long evening. The rain continued coming down and up and sideways. The temperature plummeted and I regretted agreeing to attend this trip. 5AM arrived and crawled out to a cold and wet campground. I scurried around taking some pictures and then retreated to my tarp, again questioning my sanity.

When the remained of the group awoke a fire was built and the feeling in limbs began coming back. With time we were all encouraged/warm enough to make the trek up to Circlestone. The snowfall across the area provided great variety from the ordinary Supes landscape.

That evening the temperature dropped lower and the rain quickly turned to snowflakes. But these flakes weren't the ordinary flakes but the size of the paper ones you made as a kid. :o The fire was roaring, the laughter and entertainment was flowing at full force. The T.I.T.S group invited our party over to finish the pre-Thanksgiving meal. This sparked an on going camp hopping evening. Sometime around midnight the stragglers stumbled, crawled or were chaperoned. The Hippy and I decided to relocate our bags beside the fire to admire the star garden above us. With a little arm twisting we convinced Mr. Boots to join us. Just about the moment we drifted away two spirited campers stumbled into our camp. The provided just the right amount of strange but entertaining conversation to conclude a epic evening.

The next morning came quick and was crisp. Within a 30 minutes the Hippy was headed down the trail and I trailed. :PMIC: After a long few hours (actually just the last mile was long, never seemed to end) we arrived at the truck and enjoyed the dropping of our packs.

*I only have one response to the Hippy for hosting this event........... : app : and get ready for 2.0!
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