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Reynolds - Center Mountain Loop, AZ
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Reynolds - Center Mountain Loop, AZ 
Reynolds - Center Mountain Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jun 03 2017
joebartels
Hiking15.74 Miles 3,869 AEG
Hiking15.74 Miles   8 Hrs   35 Mns   2.11 mph
3,869 ft AEG   1 Hour   8 Mns Break
 
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CCW from Cinega TH up FR410 to Reynolds #150. The stinging nettle Wally warned of 2 years ago is still a hearty resident of the first quarter mile of Reynolds followed by a good patch of poison ivy. A nice hike to the Falls and Knoles Hole Spring wherever it may be.

Always nice to gander at Murphy Ranch. We took 487 roads up to an off trail jaunt to make it loop. 7662 was my favorite view of the day looking down on the ranch with shade and nice sitting rocks. The_Eagle barked at my break request as lunch was near. Not much further and we were on Murphy 7732. Off trail was nothing rough then back down to #150. We lunched two thirds of the short way down in the shade of the pines.

Center Mountain is fab. I love the views just over a quarter mile up past 7677. The mountain drops off to the east with breathtaking views. Hands down among the best ten feet off trail view points around. Pines for a good 1.5 miles then a short burn section with nice open views. Some areas are tough to follow, Fenix is boss in these areas.

A very short portion along the top of Lucky Strike #144 is road, the views are bomb diggity. This is the edge of the big fire that rolled through in recent years. Torch city looking down on areas I was lucky to have hiked with all stars over the years.

From Billy Lawrence it was a nice pine road walk back down to Cinega TH. A secondary seep aside Cinega proper has the road closed awaiting a culvert.

The term cool wasn't used on the hike. It was toasty a couple times. We got lucky with nice cloud relieve for long stretches and the loop has a lot of pines. Said 89 at the end. Felt more 80-85 in the afternoon. Cicadas were loud through the morning. Crows were going nuts all day. We swore they were swarming just waiting for one of us to trip all day. Another nice hike in the Onkuhs!
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Large patches of western wallflower at Reynolds Trailhead. Some paintbrush and other isolated flowers.

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water report recorded in the field on our app Route Scout

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water report recorded in the field on our app Route Scout Guessing that it is dry, entire area around it is dry
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