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Aug 30 2015
DarthStiller
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50 male
 Joined Jul 05 2006
 Mesa, AZ
Reynolds Creek Trail #150Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 30 2015
DarthStiller
Hiking13.90 Miles 2,600 AEG
Hiking13.90 Miles   7 Hrs      1.99 mph
2,600 ft AEG
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It’s extra work to get up so early and a long drive out to the Sierra Anchas, but it’s always worth it. The weather was perfect, never too hot, and the skies were clear all day. This hike finished up all the official trails out there for me, plus one decommissioned trail that parallels the Reynolds Creek Trail.

We were supposed to originally have 4 of us. Alex had other plans come up, Joe had a backpack to do, and Stefan said something about a 5 ft. hole in his kitchen once he found out it would take over 6 hours to complete the hike. So the only ones left were me and Wally.

On the way to the trailhead, we once again saw a deer on 288. Then along FR410 we saw a rafter of turkeys. I need to remember to have my camera up front with me on the rides out there. I kept it up front on the way home, but naturally we didn’t see anything then. ](*,) :tt:

We started at the end of FR410 again, taking the Reynolds Creek Trail. The nettles are still in the same spot, but a little drier than 2 months prior. Rather than try to maneuver around and between them again, I decided to get ready for the new Star Wars movie and use my hiking pole as a lightsaber and cut them down. There were also some briars growing in addition to the nettles, and they got the lightsaber treatment also. : rambo :

As we approached the junction of the Reynolds Creek and Center Mt. Trails, we could hear a raptor screeching from a tree above. It kept doing so for so long that were able to spot it, and I even got a so-so picture of it. Looked like some type of hawk. Wally was looking for a nest somewhere in the trees up there, but neither of us could spot one. :-k

From there we continued briefly onto the Center Mt. Trail and then took the decommissioned trail southward, which parallels the Reynolds Creek Trail. The decommissioned trail is really steep at the beginning, but is also very easy to follow there. Looks like it’s held together ok. It faded out a bit once it levelled off, but being level, it was still pretty easy to follow. The views from this trail to the east are way nicer than along the Reynolds Creek Trail, not sure why this trail has been decommissioned. Wally told me about some ruins that are accessible from this trail. I was initially interested in trying to find them, but with all we had planned for this hike, we didn’t have time.

Once we got back on Reynolds Creek, we took it to the Murphy Trail, which has been reopened. Last time the grass was much higher and wetter, causing me to fall twice. This time was easy going. The shade at the top gives way half way down as it levels off before you reach the Rim Trail.

At the junction of the Rim Trail, we headed south to the Moody Point Trail junction, which completed my trek of all official (and most unofficial) Sierra Ancha trails. Thankfully it’s shady at that junction, making it perfect for lunch before heading back.

On our way in, about halfway from the Murphy to the Moody Point Trail, we saw a doe that stared Wally down for a while and then took off. The views into the unnamed canyon just east of Devil’s Chasm are pretty dramatic. Interesting cave along the cliff there, also. On my way back along the Rim Trail, I lost the trail for a second, only stepping off one or two steps. I stopped to look around to try to find it, taking a step forward. It was then that a huge gopher snake uncoiled and zoomed back across the trail to his hole. It startled me for a second until I could see that it wasn’t a rattler, but I still almost fell over trying not to step on him as he moved.

On our way back along the Reynolds creek trail, we stayed on the official trail, opting not to try to negotiate the steep downhill section of the decommissioned section. Still, at one point we got off the trail a bit. Rather than head back the way we came, we decided to just head downhill directly to the trail. It seemed pretty clear, but then as usual, we ended up thru some heavy brush before getting back on trail.

The mileage on this one was hard for me to determine. HAZTRKS said 16 miles, which I know isn’t right. My Oregon’s odometer said 13.3, then after the track was saved, it said 12.3. After I put the track on my computer, it said 13.6. I decided to go over uploaded tracks of these trails over the years, piecing the sections together that we did. My final result from that was 13.9, which seems right. I’m going with the 2600’ AEG my GPS gave me, which felt about right.
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Apr 22 2014
Craigbhikin
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56 male
 Joined Apr 11 2011
 Mesa, AZ
Reynolds Creek - Deja ViewGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 22 2014
Craigbhikin
Hiking3.50 Miles 1,200 AEG
Hiking3.50 Miles
1,200 ft AEG
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I been reading up on this hike, looking over maps and photos, and I have an idea as to where it is, but today’s attempt to find it was called off due to muddy and slick conditions. I made it to Reynolds Creek Falls, but my boots slipped so much I was concerned about going on. I was alone, no one knew where I was and rain in the forecast I chickened out. Maybe next week.
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Mar 11 2012
Johnnie
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58 male
 Joined Nov 29 2009
 Gilbert, AZ
Reynolds Creek - Deja ViewGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 11 2012
Johnnie
Hiking7.00 Miles 1,375 AEG
Hiking7.00 Miles
1,375 ft AEG
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This destination is to a cliff dwelling where you have to leave reynolds creek trail and bushwack to the dwelling, to respect others who have not shown the exact location of the ruins my hiking partner Glutz and my self decided to follow suit. We drove up to the trail head on saturday night so we could get a early start sunday morning. Temps were probably down to low 20s that night, there is still patchy snow in the area and ice anywhere that has water. The bushwack is rough, probably worse when you don't know the exact route. Extremely heavy brush in places, Very steep scree fields with live rocks that keep moving and on this trip snow all over the place. The ruins were great, like so many in the area they are unique in they're own way. Built into an existing cave it had more area behind it than in it. it had 2 runways one that went back horizontally into the mountain and one that went upward at a steep angle and had a small opening into a confined space that was full of some sort of flying insects and a good dose of claustrophobia. it had a vertical space that was quite high with a small opening back out to the cliff face. The entire face of the cliff dwelling was completely obscured until you were only feet away from the entrance there will be no scanning with binoculars to find it. Once you look past the brush the views are stunning down over the Cherry creek lowlands
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Nov 12 2011
skatchkins
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 Joined Dec 22 2007
 Mesa, AZ
Reynolds Creek Trail #150Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 12 2011
skatchkins
Hiking7.00 Miles 1,375 AEG
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Time for an adventure.
Thanks to those who went before.

My friend Chris wanted to go see the Sierra Anchas. He'd never been but had heard the tales. Scheduling unfortunately put us after peak fall color so I figured I'd still take him camping and looking for ruins and bears.

We headed out early Saturday morning and stopped in Globe for food. As we crossed the creek for the last time, we found a couple trucks blocking the road to block their camp at the trailhead. They came down to tell me I couldn't go any farther anyway since the trail ends. "Thanks, I've been here before," and I decided not to mention the turnaround spot or the the old road that does continue a bit. They then asked me if wouldn't park in the road, because you know it would block them and all. Fine. Oh and question #2, "Do you know where Hell's Hole is, I lead this scout troop and we are supposed to be there."

Well anyway... we began our hike. Some of it in the snow. Found smaller critter and elk track but no bear.

Then began our ruins hunt. Puzzle pieces in hand and maps running through my head we began our off trail stint. It really was quite fun.
"Couldn't you have just asked someone?" I heard more than once.
"No! Pipe down back there. Now go stand over there and lift your arms up in an awkward way so I can take a picture of you!"

The crossing of the talus was interesting with the snow.

We made it though and goofed around carefully in and around the ruins.

On the way back I fell hand first into what felt like a dishwasher full of upturned knives. The plant somehow slowly slid, as my weight tried to resist, along the edges of my fingers. I just remember being able to cuss a lot before I was all the way down and sliced up. Flappy skin deep. Meh, the cold stopped the blood.

We made it back as the sun was going down so we backtracked the road down to a great camp spot. About that time I started feeling weird. Maybe I should use the restroom. And from there on, that's about all I did.

I think I've tracked it down to McDonald's breakfast biscuit, inadvertently eating poop snow, or the fly that flew in my mouth in the back of the cave was actually an old cursed Indian spirit. Bu those are pretty much the standard 3 choice cause of all life's troubles: Micky D's, poop snow, or Indian curse. Try applying it to your own life and I'm sure you'll agree.

Well that fun lasted till let's say Monday night sometime. Oh and Saturday night it rained. Bonus fun :)

Decided to not do much Sunday and head out early. Took him up to see Workman Falls and watched some rappelers do their thing. Played in the snow some too.
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