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Reavis Falls HikeGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 09 2016
The_Eagle
Hiking13.80 Miles 3,169 AEG
Hiking13.80 Miles   8 Hrs   15 Mns   1.90 mph
3,169 ft AEG   1 Hour    Break14 LBS Pack
 
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Kyle put this together with the weeks worth of rain and snow soaking the Superstitions in mind.

With the understanding that the Apache Trail was closed somewhere around Tortilla Flats, We made the drive up the Bee Line and down past Roosevelt Lake, to enter the Apache Trail from the East. We found out later in the day, that ADOT had dozers at 2am, getting the road open. The drive around allowed us to enjoy the snow covered Mazzy's on the way there.

Now at the TH, the views of the snow covered Four Peaks, was just incredible. Once assembled, our group of 9 hikers and two dogs started up the 109N trail to the Falls. We started seeing more substantial snow at the turn off from the 109 trail at 4400'. At the top, on the way down, the snow turned to mud and the trail turned to a river in places.

The last time I did this hike, I remember staying dry all the way to the falls and having lunch at the base of the falls. Reaching Reavis Creek, it was evident we were not going to stay dry today. The first couple of crossings weren't too bad, but with the 3rd thru 20 crossings, there was no feeling in my feet anymore.

The payoff was worth it! We were greeted to the Niagara Falls of the Superstitions. The force of the water and the spray from Falls only allowed us to go high right to get a better view of the falls. There was no eating lunch here, so we retreated through the 20 creek crossings again, to climb a bit, finding some sunshine for warmth.

The climb out was as steep as I remember. With additional snow melting, there was more running water on the trail and more mud. We ran into a couple of groups of HAZ lurkers on their way down. Hope to see some new posts.

Are your shoulders supposed to be sore after a "hike"?

Good to meet Kathy, Claire and Sara. Been quite awile since I'd hiked with JuLIZia Chaos

Thanks for driving Karl A memorable time for sure!

Enjoy the cheesy music.
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Hard to tell. There was water everywhere.

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