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West Pinto - Campaign - Fireline - Reavis Loop, AZ
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West Pinto - Campaign - Fireline - Reavis Loop, AZ 
West Pinto - Campaign - Fireline - Reavis Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 26 2014
joebartels
Hiking22.20 Miles 5,500 AEG
Hiking22.20 Miles   13 Hrs   30 Mns   2.22 mph
5,500 ft AEG   3 Hrs   30 Mns Break16 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
West Pinto Trail #212
Still in mighty fine condition. It grows on me more and more with each trip. Familiarity with Sawtooth Ridge helps in understanding the terrain.

Campaign Trail #256
From West Pinto Creek to the saddle west of Pinto Peak 5,981 is brush free and in good condition. From the saddle down to Fireline junction I'd recommend pants. We fared okay in shorts dancing around the catclaw.

Fireline Trail #118
Trail is in fair condition. Redfield would not approve the cut of this trail for a good third of it's stretch. We traveled E>W which I prefer for better footing. Coming down to Campaign on the Fireline is a bit loose due to lack of switchbacks. Love the pines and diversity on this trail.

Reavis Ranch via 109 South
Fireline to Reavis Saddle is among my favorite stretches of hiking. I'm especially fond of late afternoon in the summer. 83 degrees, puffy fraleys and pleasant breezes made this another relaxing stroll. The grass clump field is easier to navigate this year. You can see the trail most of the way, no total blind spots.

Carried and consumed 5 litters. Pumped a quart, didn't use. The humidity early on was the only unpleasant part of the hike for myself. Planned to have an extra shirt to rotate for drying, forgot it.
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Wildflowers Observation Light
a few tall patches of Indian Paintbrush heading down W Pinto, a few smaller types on occasion

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Reavis Creek at Fireline #118 Light flow Light flow
Typical light flow for mid summer.

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Rogers Spring Dripping Dripping
we saw the small puddles, if you go up to the source there may still be the faucet that flows like a fire hydrant
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