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Reavis - Pine Creek Loop, AZ
mini location map2018-11-17
10 by photographer avatarjoebartels
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Reavis - Pine Creek Loop, AZ 
Reavis - Pine Creek Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Nov 17 2018
joebartels
Hiking17.23 Miles 3,754 AEG
Hiking17.23 Miles   8 Hrs   59 Mns   2.10 mph
3,754 ft AEG      47 Mns Break12 LBS Pack
 
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Back to Reavis after a two week hiatus. Upper Pine Creek has been on my someday list since the 20th century. Karl was game, perfect weather sealed the deal.

Shockingly, only two small camps in Reavis Valley.

Found a strong second favorite Superstition pine forest today! Skinny ponderosa? along the aptly named Pine Creek make a nice canopy for over a half mile. Offtrail and the non-pool sustainable creek will keep the riff raff out.

Descending Pine Creek on the return turned out to be the right choice. The middle mile is a mild mess. Easy down, would be more effort ascending against the grain. Lower half~mi to Gap Trail sports a few slender pools. A game trail high banks the east for portions.

Definitely prefer Gap Trail ascending. Loose marble rock footing consumes my concentration descending in a few stretches.

Chatted with a hunter back at square one. Rare hike in pants was a good choice.
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Autumn Foliage Observation Moderate
Sycamores don't get much foliage attention. Seemed fair two weeks ago, expected it to be game over by now. Turned out to be darn near peak. Extreme for a little stretch of Campaign Creek. Nice where Gap #117 crosses Reavis Creek too. Pear tree was on the tail swing.
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Wildflowers Observation Isolated
same Gooding's Verbena and 2 isolated sprigs of Indian Paintbrush witnessed 2 weeks ago holding strong

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Pine Creek at Reavis Gap #117 Pools to trickle Pools to trickle

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Reavis Creek at Fireline #118 Light flow Light flow
Nice light flow

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Reavis Creek at Gap Trail #117 Pools to trickle Pools to trickle
Pool at crossing, better than two weeks ago

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Reevis School Springs Quart per minute Quart per minute
Interesting name Eagle_Nut choose. Anypoo, per usual a reliable source. Trail is still a muddy mess at the seep.
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