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Reavis Ranch via 109 North
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Reavis Ranch via 109 NorthGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 05 2016
rayhuston
Hiking19.65 Miles 2,904 AEG
Hiking19.65 Miles   7 Hrs   7 Mns   2.92 mph
2,904 ft AEG      23 Mns Break
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My mother-in-law is a Reavis. Her clan pronounces it differently, with a short e sound, while everything I've heard locally is with a long e. That, and every time I pick up my favorite book with Elisha Reavis adorning the cover, makes me wonder why I haven't been out here yet. Today is the day. I needed to get away from politics battering my senses with every waking minute.

This hike is a slice of Arizona Heaven. Easy rolling hills under clear blue skies with the illusion of green everywhere. Although I knew this was approaching the longest hike I've ever done, It didn't feel like 20 miles. Well maybe as I'm writing this now, but that doesn't count.

I ate an early lunch (11ish) at the well across from the foundation of the ranch house, wondering what it would would have been like for Elisha. It must have been a tough, but simple life. Probably really, really tough, and maybe not so simple. As I sat there pondering, I thought I could get used to this area. And then it dawned on me that I had to go back. Drat.

Before I left, I went over to a gathering of about a dozen people in what appeared to be a wilderness community area and chatted with them about water and apples. Plenty of water in the creek they said, although one said it was the lowest he'd seen the creek in his 20 years of camping here. No apples within reach. You needed to be a good aim with a rock.

Just before I reached the trail head, I ran into a couple who had attempted the Reavis Falls hike. They said they came across a sign that said there was no water at the falls, so they turned around. Just an FYI for anyone thinking about a trip out there.

This was a great hike on a great day in paradise.
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