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Reavis Plow Castle Dome, AZ
mini location map2018-02-03
15 by photographer avatarThe_Eagle
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Reavis Plow Castle Dome, AZ 
Reavis Plow Castle Dome, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 03 2018
The_Eagle
Hiking21.41 Miles 4,055 AEG
Hiking21.41 Miles   9 Hrs   5 Mns   2.66 mph
4,055 ft AEG   1 Hour   2 Mns Break16 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
Perfect weather day to hit up this area in the Supes. The sun was still behind the hills when we got off to our chilly start.

We made quick work of the Reavis #109 Trail to Plow Saddle Trail #287. This was one of two Supes trails I needed to get the Supes done. I did not expect much, but was pleasantly surprised. Steep going down to the Plow Saddle Spring box and Intersection with the Frog Tanks #112 Trail. We did not take the time to check on the actual Spring location and headed up the much gentler Frog Tanks Trail.

Now at Reavis Ranch we used many of the use trails to check out the Creek, farm implements, and take in some lunch.

After lunch, Joe led us in a search for the old trailer by Owen's Spring. It was dry at the spring location marked, but plenty to filter from from a couple of pools just downstream.

Next up was Castle Dome. We decided to climb this one from the south for 2 reasons. First, 350 less gain to get to the top and second, it looked like on satellite views that it was relatively brush free. This ended up being the right call. Sweet views along ridgeline while making our way over to Castle Dome 5308. It's final a steep 100' climb to get to the top.

Getting down the 650' drop back to the Reavis #109, we practiced safety second. The brush was thick in spots going down, but you could find pathways. Still nicer going down this, as opposed to up.

From here, just a cruise back to the TH.
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Owen's Spring

dry Owen's Spring Dry Dry
Dry in the location marked, but filterable pools within 100 ft downstream

dry Plow Saddle Springs Dry Dry
Spring box has not collected water in some time. We did not check out the actual source

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Reavis Creek at Gap Trail #117 Light flow Light flow
water report recorded in the field on our app Route Scout Plenty to filter from
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