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Reavis Gap - Campaign - Fireline Loop, AZ
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Reavis Gap - Campaign - Fireline Loop, AZ 
Reavis Gap - Campaign - Fireline Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Nov 12 2016
chumley
Hiking15.07 Miles 3,398 AEG
Hiking15.07 Miles   5 Hrs   58 Mns   2.71 mph
3,398 ft AEG      24 Mns Break
 
1st trip
After a chilly start to the morning we all came up with different plans for the day. I had decided this loop looked good, and Nathan and Linda decided to join me. We didn't hit the trail until 10am, which is a little late for a 15 mile day in my book, so I set a fairly quick pace.

I hadn't hiked any of these trails before, so I was pleasantly surprised by the views along Reavis Gap, though the last 1000 feet drop down to Campaign Creek is very steep and the trail is rocky so the travel is slow and deliberate.

We took a break by the plentiful water in Campaign Creek before beginning the gradual ascent toward the Fireline junction. I really enjoyed these four miles! It also eclipses the Galiuros for my new number one most active bear area! You could not walk 100 yards without another huge pile of poo! A couple of them seemed same-day fresh!

Kyle had warned me about the ascent up Fireline, which might have helped me mentally prepare, and ultimately I found it to be not too bad. There's really only one short stretch that climbs 900 feet, but the old road makes for pretty good tread and it's over fairly quickly.

There was a band of coatimundi along the trail, and though there were well over 20 of them, I'm not sure a single good photo was captured! ](*,)

Once over the crest near Circlestone, we ran into Kyle and Nicole, who were just beginning their return trip, followed shortly thereafter by 9L, Claire and Karl who were just on their way up.

This is a big day hike with some solid gain, and I was happy to get back to camp. But I'd definitely do it again!
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Reavis Valley
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Autumn Foliage Observation Isolated

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Brushy Spring Quart per minute Quart per minute
I didn't look for the spring, but there were pools of water and a light flow in this upper section of creek near the spring.

dry Pine Creek at Reavis Gap #117 Dry Dry
People were camped here so it's possible there was water somewhere nearby, but at the trail crossing and the grassy area immediately upstream it was bone dry.

dry Pointer Spring Dry Dry
I didn't look for the spring but there was no sign of water in Campaign in the area of the Fireline crossing
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