username
X
password
register
for free!
help
show related photosets
DESTINATION
Reavis Falls Hike
115 Photosets

2016-12-17  
2016-12-17  
2016-02-06  
2016-02-06  
2016-01-17  
2016-01-09  
2016-01-09  
2016-01-09  
2016-01-09  
2016-01-09  
2016-01-09  
2016-01-09  
2016-01-03  
2015-11-22  
2015-10-21  
2015-02-19  
2015-02-07  
2015-02-01  
2014-11-20  
2014-11-01  
1,  2,  3,  4,  5,  6  
mini location map2015-02-19
10 by photographer avatarPhilMW
photographer avatar
 
Reavis Falls HikeGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 19 2015
PhilMW
Hiking13.80 Miles 3,169 AEG
Hiking13.80 Miles   7 Hrs   30 Mns   2.04 mph
3,169 ft AEG      45 Mns Break12 LBS Pack
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
It was a great day for hiking. The weather was nice and cool in the morning and there was slight cloud cover in the afternoon. Flowers began making an appearance, and Apache Lake was shimmering in the canyon below. Not a soul was to be seen.

The hike started off with nice views of the superstitions, but the trail itself was nothing the exciting. Bend after bend it continued with nothing more than typical AZ desert...until going up through what Eric and I referred to as the portal. This small pass took us from the rocky, brush-lands to grassy, rolling hills. Our timing couldn't have been much better, as the grass was still green.

As we worked our way through the hills, we noted that snakes were coming out of their holes, as a Bull snake lay, in the middle of the trail, basking in the warmth of the sun. He didn't like our intrusion though, and slithered off into the tall grasses.

We continued on, and soon found the path the leads to the waterfall. Up and over the hill we went too discover another realm in the Superstitions. We walked through fields of green...prickly pear that is...as we headed down into the canyon of flowing water and large trees. The vegetation was very Arizonan, however, with all the thorns and harshness of it all. Reavis creek was flowing, and old leaved were sprawled across the ground. It took some time, but we worked our way through the brush up the creek until eventually, we spotted the waterfall.

There wasn't a ton of water flowing over the cliff, but it was enough to make it quite incredible to see. There was great seating for having lunch with a nice view and cool breeze. After our time enjoying the falls and a break, we began our trip out.

This was a great trip for a few reasons. The weather was just right, the scenery is awesome, and the diversity of the Superstitions never ceases to amaze me...Rocky Desert, grassy fields, rolling hills, a canyon/riparian area, and a 200 foot waterfall...all in one trail! And if you make it the the ranch as well, there's an apple orchard and pine/juniper forest in the mix as well! There are not many places in the world that can offer that. I am very appreciative that I get to live here!
Named place
Named place
Reavis Falls
wildflower observationwildflower observationwildflower observationwildflower observationwildflower observation
Wildflowers Observation Light
_____________________
HAZ Member
PhilMW's
4 Photosets

  2015-02-19
  2015-01-01
  2014-11-17
  2014-10-30
helpcommentissue

end of page marker