|West Pinto-Campaign-FireLine-Reavis Loop, AZ|
|West Pinto-Campaign-FireLine-Reavis Loop, AZ|| |
West Pinto-Campaign-FireLine-Reavis Loop, AZ
|Hiking||22.93 Miles|| 13 Hrs 27 Mns ||2.30 mph|
|5,440 ft AEG|| 3 Hrs 28 Mns Break||18 LBS Pack|
|Joe's turn to pick, so where's the most logical place to go to hike in July. Let's go to the Supe's.
FR172A to the Rogers TH, is about as rough as I've seen it in awhile. I wouldn't take a passenger car, HC recommended
Started at 6:55a in the low 70's and finished at 8:20p at 79f. In between, it got a little warm. We made use of shade where it was available, and thank god for the breeze that blew most of the day.
Started the day off right a half mile in. 10 yards away from the trail, what appeared to be a large jack rabbit at first glance, was the tiniest of fawns bounding away 50 yds and stopping.
This part of the West Pinto #212 was new to me and with this section I have been on the entire length. Pretty views, the trail is in good shape for the most part. We took a side trip to the Silver Spur Cabin. At this point it appears to be more like an old Hobo camp.
We took a little break at the West Pinto / Campaign junction, to rest for the biggest climb of the day (2.8 miles / 1800AEG). That climb on Campaign #256 seemed to take forever. We took an extended lunch under the tall pines at the Campaign #256 / Fireline junction #118.
Next the 1 mile 800' AEG climb up Fireline #118. Coming from the East, this trail has a lot to offer, especially to the Circlestone turn off. At Reavis Creek, we filtered some much needed water.
Reavis #109 South was a breeze w/ cooler weather. I love going through the grassy areas.
The Reavis #109 could actually use a good trimming up top.
We got warned by a juvenile Buzzworm on the climb up to the car.
Fauna spotted, 1 Roadrunner on the way in, the Fawn, a buck in velvet, Giant Centipede, Baby buzzworm.
Bear Scat everywhere on this loop. One of these days, maybe a sighting in the supes for me.
Encountered scattered Poison Ivy along the way, but not itching yet.
Brought 5 quarts, filtered and drank a total of 7
|The trough no longer works and we did not go to the source, but a leaky pipe along the way showed that water was available if you looked for it.|
|There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."|