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Reavis Ranch via Miles TH, AZ
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Reavis Ranch via Miles TH, AZ 
Reavis Ranch via Miles TH, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 27 2014
Tough_Boots
Hiking23.00 Miles 5,340 AEG
Hiking23.00 Miles
5,340 ft AEG
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1st trip
Third dayhike to Reavis Ranch in a month's time and all from different trailheads :D

Met up early with BiFrost and slowandsteady to meet Lee out at the Miles TH. I had canceled my overnight because of the weather coming in but wasn't afraid to dayhike in it. It was nice to hit some sections of trail I'd never done before, too.

The weather was great for the hike in. There's a few real big climbs to conquer but eventually you get the apples at the ranch. We took our break and filtered some water for the hike out. Leaving Lee and the dogs behind, we headed out and the rain came pretty quickly as we headed back up the Fireline. After sprinkling just a bit for a while, it grew harder and harder and then the thunder and lightning got closer and closer.

Wearing glasses in a thundershower is the worst. I made my way through the overgrown trails but my visibility was terrible. I kept hoping the storm would pass by the time we topped out on the Pinto Divide. I wasn't looking forward to being so exposed up there. Luckily, it calmed down just as we were starting that climb.

The storm settled and we got a nice lightning show in the distance. It sprinkled again once or twice but no big deal and we had to wade through a couple creeks that hadn't been running that morning. We eventually made it back to the trailhead after a couple miles with our headlamps on. It was one heck of a hike.

I broke one of my rules, though. I never hike trails for the first time in shorts. I paid the price and my legs are absolutely shredded from this one.
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