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Sep 07 2019
wallyfrack
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58 male
 Joined Mar 11 2003
 AZ
Reavis Ranch via 109 NorthGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
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wallyfrack
Hiking20.70 Miles 3,417 AEG
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Yes, I had to. I was cautiously optimistic but it's bad. There are a few spots that help you remember what was it was but it won't be back for a long time. Some small areas were missed but others completely gone. I was the only hiker out but there were a few on horseback. I started at 5:30 am and the temperature was nice. Just hiking the trail you can see how the conditions will change during when it gets a good rain. The first few miles will wash out in spots, the section before and after the falls trail will be muddy and the trail below Castle Dome will fill up with rocks coming down the now barren slope. Reavis Ranch itself is good but the surrounding hills are bare so it's not the same. I took the time to visit many of the ruin sites along the way and found 3 more now that the hills are bare. The camping spot near Plow Saddle Spring is bad. Plow Saddle Spring on the other hand was flowing. I saw 4 deer in that area some there is some life. To my surprise the clouds stay with me all day and there was a light rain for much of my hike out. There was no rain in the forecast so it may have been tears from the thundergods. This is just the first many planned hikes.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Plow Saddle Springs Quart per minute Quart per minute
The spring was full and flowing out. There was water pooling below the spring.
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May 27 2019
KingLeonidas
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 Tempe
Reavis Ranch via 109 NorthGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
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KingLeonidas
Backpack10.20 Miles 821 AEG
Backpack10.20 Miles   4 Hrs   8 Mns   2.58 mph
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This was day 3 of a three day expedition to Circlestone Ruins in the Superstitions Wilderness.

Our group was a party of four; my wife and I and another couple. We planned to hike Reavis Ranch North and camp at Reavis Creek at the end of the first day. The second day we would day hike to Circlestone Ruins and return to our camp at Reavis Creek. The third day we would hike back out via Reavis Ranch North.

Our hike out was somewhat easier than the hike in. Two days on the trail had everyone acclimated to the exercise and we had consumed the majority of our provisions and fuel so our packs were lighter.

We saw a few people while breaking camp and hiking out. It seems that there is a loop hike in the area that is popular with backpackers. Most of them made their approach from Rogers Canyon or Reavis Ranch South. We might have to try that at some point in the future if we can scrounge up enough 4x4 vehicles for the whole party.

We made it back to the trailhead without difficulty and headed back to Phoenix for a celebratory dinner

A link to the hike video with maps can be found here:
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Wildflowers Observation Substantial
Every variety of cactus was is full bloom, there were also some thistles and other plants in flower
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Nov 09 2018
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54 male
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 GILBERT
Reavis Frog Tanks Rogers Canyon Loop, AZ 
Reavis Frog Tanks Rogers Canyon Loop, AZ
 
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Backpack31.80 Miles 4,940 AEG
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Started Friday morning with a full parking lot, 3 big trucks with trailers taking up most of the spaces. Followed Mr. Squishy route. Smooth sailing to Plow Saddle, only some sketchy water in the troughs. Continued on to Fish creek and a nice campsite. Saw a fox before dark, not aggressive, just nosy. Threw a couple of rocks and it thought I was throwing food I think. Quiet and not too cold night. Saturday headed down to Angel Basin and then up past the ruins and on to Reavis. Landed at the ranch by 2pm, camped at same spot as 3 weeks ago. Not too crowded, picked a few apples, one landed square on my forehead looking up, got a little bruise. Stood still for a couple of minutes and listened to apples falling at the rate of 2-4 per minute nearby. Got cold after dark. Left early and back to the lot by noon.
Nice loop! Water in Fish creek and throughout Rogers as well.
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Nov 04 2018
kelofthewild
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 mesa, az
Reavis Ranch via 109 NorthGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
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Hiking11.27 Miles 1,988 AEG
Hiking11.27 Miles   25 Hrs   7 Mns   2.07 mph
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kelofthewild
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Reavis Ranch via 109 NorthGlobe, AZ
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kelofthewild
Hiking10.16 Miles 781 AEG
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Nov 03 2018
joebartels
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49 male
 Joined Nov 20 1996
 Phoenix, AZ
Reavis Gap, Fireline & Campaign Creek LoopGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 03 2018
joebartels
Hiking17.33 Miles 3,646 AEG
Hiking17.33 Miles   9 Hrs   19 Mns   2.07 mph
3,646 ft AEG      56 Mns Break14 LBS Pack
 
Campaign Trail #256
Springs area just past the school is a muddy tiptoe. Otherwise excellent condition compared to yesteryear. You might miss a creek crossing but nothing of concern. Very few catclaw nags.

Fireline Trail #118
Memory had this trail in better condition. Campaign to top is mild overgrown. Circlestone turnoff to Reavis Creek is fab save the one standard rutted hill. We passed a group of 3, 1 guy then a group of 7ish. All inquired about circlestone.

Reavis Ranch Trail #109
Been a while since I've passed through when it's a popular destination. Perhaps 25-60+. 5 weeks after my bumper crop report there are still enough apples in the trees for a small army. Plenty easily accessible too. Low hanging, shake a branch, limbs that have busted from weight pressure... you name it. Tasty treats galore, come get 'em!

Reavis Gap Trail #117
A little naggy catclaw, nothing bad. Per usual, steep grades east of the saddle.

FR449A
As good of condition as ever. What happened to the large stretches of deep sand?
High clearance + AWD / 4WD or a driver with a clue still required for the steep climb out.

Synopsis
Loved it! Hope to return and experience Autumn Fest at Reavis forever!
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Autumn Foliage Observation Light
Sycamores thru Campaign are moderate. Majority of the balance is light. First I recall the Pear Trees in foliage.
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
The big fields of daisies are off season. 5-8 miles was constant small yellows. Gooding's Verbena dabbled several areas. 2 isolated sprigs of Indian Paintbrush.

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 report recorded in the field on our app Route Scout

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Reavis Creek at Fireline #118 Light flow Light flow
light clear flow, easy to cross

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
spotty pools, no flow
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ALMAL
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Reavis Ranch via 109 NorthGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
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This one has been on my radar for a long time. If there were trout here, it wouldn’t have taken me so long.
Nice place for sure. Apples + Water = Lots of people. Seemed like a packed house Saturday night. Someone saw a bear. Deer everywhere. It rained right before I packed up Sunday morning. The green apples are super good!

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Reavis Creek at Fireline #118 Light flow Light flow
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joebartels
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 Joined Nov 20 1996
 Phoenix, AZ
Reavis - Plow Saddle - Castle Dome, AZ 
Reavis - Plow Saddle - Castle Dome, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 03 2018
joebartels
Hiking21.09 Miles 3,895 AEG
Hiking21.09 Miles   9 Hrs   8 Mns   2.61 mph
3,895 ft AEG   1 Hour   4 Mns Break
 
1st trip
The Apache Trail is under construction from Dutchman to the marina. Looks like they are doing shoulder work before a much needed repave.

After the slow and tedious Cactus Butte hike last week Bruce suggested the super highway Reavis North. 3 cars in the lot and a couple entries in the register before our 7:40am start. 2 other cars at finish.

Plow Saddle Trail #287
Old man competition needed this for his Superstition Wilderness Trails rank. New to me too. Steepish. More enjoyable than anticipated. Gets you out of seemingly barren rolling hills into a living area quick.

Reavis Playgrounds
Hunted a little for the machete I hid in 2012 after raising the nerves of @MtnBart01 & @Tortoise_Hiker with my samurai skill set. A guy we encountered before turning down Plow Saddle was in the primo camp site off Reavis Gap at the creek. Three small groups set up camp in the homestead vicinity. Just a glimpse of life, they must have been out exploring.

Castle Dome
Visible atop most peaks in the wilderness including 15 miles west along the Superstition Ridgeline, this has served as a great reference point over the years. Hands down the highlight of our hike. Bruce had us approach from the south, one saddle north of Windy Pass. The mini ridge is recommended, that said views on Castle Dome 5308 are the showstopper. Both ascents are steep and loose. The north has chaparral to help stabilize your stance when needed. The ridge on top is fairly easy travel. Keep a constant eye out for barbed wire on the ground.
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Castle Dome

dry Owen's Spring Dry Dry
water report recorded in the field on our app Route Scout Current marked location is dry. Agua sleuth Karl sniffed out nearby shallow pools for the bingo bonus round.

dry Plow Saddle Springs Dry Dry
Dusty troughs. Worthy lil' destination to mix up the yawner tread of Reavis North IMHO!

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
water report recorded in the field on our app Route Scout Plenty to filter, clear, not flowing
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 Phoenix, AZ
Reavis - Plow Saddle - Castle Dome, AZ 
Reavis - Plow Saddle - Castle Dome, AZ
 
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BiFrost
Hiking21.09 Miles 3,895 AEG
Hiking21.09 Miles   9 Hrs   8 Mns   2.61 mph
3,895 ft AEG   1 Hour   4 Mns Break
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Joined Joe and Bruce for hike into Reavis. Standard route following Reavis Ranch 109 North trail until we reached the Plow Saddle junction. Headed down Plow Saddle trail and checked out the spring area. As before there was no water so it's probably rare to see any in the area. After that we headed back up to Reavis Ranch trail to cabin site. Had lunch in the area just down stream from the cabin site checking the creek for water...there were a few pools in spots but mostly dry.

After lunch we returned back the same way but at Windy pass we went off trail to the ridgeline and over to Castle Dome. Great views on this high point and we took another break to take it all in. Continuing we dropped off the north side of Castle Dome heading back to the main trail. It's very steep and brushy but we made it without too many issues. Then quick hike back to the trail head.
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Reavis Creek at Gap Trail #117
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Feb 03 2018
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 Far NE Phoenix,
Reavis Plow Castle Dome, AZ 
Reavis Plow Castle Dome, AZ
 
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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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Dkhennessy
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49 female
 Joined Oct 26 2012
 Scottsdale, AZ
Reavis Ranch via 109 NorthGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
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Backpack18.60 Miles 2,824 AEG
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 Gilbert, AZ
Reavis Ranch via 109 NorthGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
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adenium
Backpack18.60 Miles 2,824 AEG
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Took a much needed vacation day on Friday for a nice three day weekend in the mountains. Drove up to Reavis North trail head and started out a little before 9 a.m. on Friday morning. Made it to Reavis Ranch by a little before 1. Spent a little time searching for a reasonably nice campsite close to running water. I ended up picking a spot near the intersection with the trail to Circlestone. Lots more people up here than I would have expected... neighbors were a little noisy a night but not a big deal.
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Autumn Foliage Observation Light
Color is mostly spent at this point, but a few trees are hanging onto their fall color.

dry Owen's Spring Dry Dry

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Reavis Creek at Fireline #118 Medium flow Medium flow
Plenty of water running here. Surface water starts about half a mile south of this location, but is pretty low by the time it gets to the orchard area.

dry Reavis Creek at Gap Trail #117 Dry Dry
Nothing here. A few stagnant pools south of this spot.
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 Chandler, AZ
Reavis Ranch via 109 SouthGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
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Backpack21.00 Miles 2,455 AEG
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Hiked in Friday night, temps were great. We had another group come in from the North Saturday morning and it was pretty hot for them, about 95 at Plow Saddle. Don't expect to find any apples currently.
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Autumn Foliage Observation Isolated
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 Tempe
Reavis Ranch via 109 NorthGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
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KingLeonidas
Backpack22.00 Miles 3,000 AEG
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Backpacked Reavis Ranch North with a small group 7/29/2017-7/30/2017. The intent was to hike to Reavis Falls as there had been several days of rain in the week prior and it was hoped that the falls would be flowing at a good clip. The drive in was not difficult with the off-road section being easily handled by a ford focus (the lowest clearance vehicle in the group). There were some steeper sections sections as we neared the trailhead but a little bravery and the knowledge that a truck was nearby to provide a tow if needed were sufficient to see everyone through. There were several spots along the road that afforded excellent views of Roosevelt lake were we stopped to take it all in. Things quickly became interesting when we reached the trailhead.

When we arrived we found a handwritten note indicating that the trail was closed due to a fire. There were no other vehicles at the trailhead but we were skeptical of the note as it was not very official looking (it was handwritten on a piece of notebook paper) and was dated a couple weeks prior. Looking at the logbook there had been a few hikers who signed in and out on after the date of the closure notice. A member of the party was able to get a cell signal and found a national forest service article that indicated a fire in the area had been extinguished a week prior, likely the work of the rainstorms. We decided that the threat of fire was probably past and proceeded with our hike.

The hike in was not overly difficult as the weather was still partly cloudy but it was still quite hot. For the first part of the hike, Castle Dome was an easily identifiable landmark that could be used to take bearings and measure progress. After going in a mile or so we came upon an area that was completely charred, with vegetation on both sides of the trail burned away. Clearly there had been a fire but it was out at this point. We did scare up a mule deer that was sleeping close to the trail in this area. He was a buck with at least half a dozen points and ran off in a hurry. The lack of vegetation made the trail more difficult to follow and it is likely that this is the section of trail where we missed the turn to Reavis Falls.

After hiking for an hour and a half we started looking for the junction and the trail to Reavis Falls. We were stopping frequently to take pictures and admire the views so it was thought that we were progressing slower than the usual estimate of 2 miles an hour. With this in mind we continued onward all the while looking for the intersection. After another hour passed I began to be concerned that we had missed our turn as the altimeter readings exceeded the maximum values that should have been observed on the hike. This fact was pointed out and the discrepancy attributed to the pressure of a storm front moving through. This seemed a reasonable explanation at the time as the weather conditions were alternating back and forth from sunny to overcast. The altimeter readings were therefore not trusted in determining our location. I was unable to take a compass bearing of the features in the area as I could not reconcile the features visible with the topographical maps. Castle Dome was no longer a easily identifiable landmark in the distance because at this point we had passed it by (though we did not realize that at the time). To answer the question of whether we missed our turn or not we turned to a cell phone hiking app which seemed to indicate we had not arrived at the junction yet. So we pressed on.

It was at this point we arrived at an interesting section of trail. Wild wheat grew on either side of us and was reminiscent of a scene from the movie Gladiator. A moderate breeze also added to the likeness and helped cool us off. I later looked up this location and found it to be aptly named: "Windy Pass".

Eventually we arrived at a trail junction labeled Plow Saddle. Given that our destination was Reavis Falls and recalling that Reavis Ranch North intersected other trails further down the line I was now confident that we had missed our turn. The last mile of the hike had been decidedly downhill and as we descended the greenery had increased proportionally. Rather than head back uphill and attempt to find the turn we missed, it was decided to press onward and find a water source and location to camp farther along the trail. I did not have topographical maps extending this far off course and had no information on water sources near our present location. Continuing onward, we soon found a 2nd trail intersection with Frog Tanks trail. At this point we had consumed just over half the water we were carrying. The decision was made to proceed forward for another half an hour and if no water source was found we would turn back for the trail head.

Myself and another fast moving member of the group scouted ahead, frequently checking the creek bed running along the trail for water. There were large quantities of trees and other thirsty flora in the vicinity and our searching was not in vain. Just across a meadow at the intersection of Reavis and Reavis Gap trail we found a series of large pools in a section of the creek bed. The area was well suited for camping with a fire ring, logs to sit on, and dry level ground suitable for tents on the edge of the meadow. After the remainder of the group arrived and began to set up camp we scouted ahead again and found the ruins of Reavis Ranch. It was becoming dark at this point and had started to drizzle so we headed back to our campsite to start dinner and finish pitching the tents.

While collecting firewood we had the good fortune to see an enormous strawberry tarantula and later that night managed to do some long exposure photography of the stormy skies. We did get rained on a little but much of the group enjoyed the shower as it had been a long hot hike. Those disinclined to get wet took shelter in the tents. It rained again while we were sleeping and we had to scramble to put the rain fly back on the tent in the middle of the night. The tent in question was poorly ventilated and it was uncomfortably hot inside with the rain fly on.

The next morning we restocked our bottles with boiled water from the pools and enjoyed a breakfast of oatmeal and s'mores pancakes. The hike out was uneventful until the last 2 miles. We picked up the pace considerably when we saw a storm front with thunder, lightning, and heavy rainfall over Castle Dome. Fortunately, the storm passed us by heading northward but it was a close-run thing. We also scared up and got great pictures of a jackrabbit near the trailhead.

There were several important lessons learned during this trip. First and foremost is to extend topographical maps at least to the next trail junction beyond the one you intend to take. That way you can figure out where you are if you miss a junction or make a wrong turn. I also resolved to research all available water sources in the vicinity of the trail for trips in the future and mark them on topographical maps brought for the hike. Having and trusting your instruments is also important. If the altimeter readings were acted upon we would have turned back shortly after missing our turn and made it to our intended destination. I have since done several other trips and find the altimeter to be an accurate and reliable navigational aid.

Despite the navigational issues several actions were taken that ensured ensured that, though longer than expected and not to the intended destination, the trip was still enjoyable. Bringing enough water was crucial, each hiker brought 4 liters so there was no immediate threat of running out of water. Pitching the tents as soon as we reached the campsite was also beneficial. When it started to rain those who wanted to stay dry could take shelter immediately. Having multiple water purification mechanisms also came into play. The primary water filter broke and backup purification mechanisms had to be employed instead.

The hike was notable for having excellent views and an extraordinary quantity and variety of wildlife. It was an excellent desert hike.

Link to downloadable topographical maps:
https://plus.google.co...

Link to hike video:
[ youtube video ]

dry Owen's Spring Dry Dry
No water, not even stagnant pools

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
Stagnant pools, Water was clear but discolored. Boiling or filtration and ClO2 tablets were used without issue.
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53 female
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 mesa az
Reavis Ranch via 109 NorthGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
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Backpack18.60 Miles 2,824 AEG
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Nice little weekend jaunt, the apple trees were in bloom and smelled delicious. Reavis creek was cold and felt nice after a bit of sun.
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 Gold Canyon
Reavis Ranch via 109 NorthGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
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Hiking13.90 Miles 1,977 AEG
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Solitude hiking available here today, went to plow saddle ,decided not to do the lasso loop , on return met a solitary backpacker about 3 miles from the trailhead. Was a good day for wildlife sightings. Along the way a javelina, 2 horned lizards, 3 mule deer, a rattlesnakes , a hawk, and very bright yellow goldfinch. However the highlight was one of those you don't see this everyday sights,a grey fox capturing a gila monster. Not too far below windy pass I saw an animal crouching beside the trail at first I thought a bobcat but as I approached realized it was a fox. Surprised that it hadn't run off was first wondering if it was injured or rabid ? Now I was about 10 feet away I noticed a gila monster at its feet. Neither one wanted to yield the trail , waited until the fox decided to pick up the gila monster and continue their interaction off the trail. No trace of either on the return but I presume the fox had the advantage of the encounter, did get a couple of pictures. Variety of wildflowers still blooming. Temperature was 64 at the start and 84 at the finish, forest road 212 remains in good condition, apache trail with significant washboarding ,came in from Canyon lake and left by Roosevelt.
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
Lupine, mexican poppies, penstemon, hedgehog cactus, thistle,?thimbleberry
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 Gilbert, AZ
Reavis Ranch via 109 NorthGlobe, AZ
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rickcmarsh
Backpack18.60 Miles 2,824 AEG
Backpack18.60 Miles
2,824 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Days were hot, night was cold. Plenty of water near the ranch, good strong flow. Smelled a skunk about 1/3 rd of the way up, but other than that just saw birds.
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Mar 11 2017
TeamBillyGoat
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 Routes 17
 Photos 123
 Triplogs 18

46 male
 Joined May 27 2013
 Apache Junction,
Reavis Ranch via 109 NorthGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 11 2017
TeamBillyGoat
Hiking21.50 Miles 3,726 AEG
Hiking21.50 Miles   9 Hrs   48 Mns   2.58 mph
3,726 ft AEG   1 Hour   28 Mns Break
 
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
First time to Reavis Ranch. In order to ensure that I'd have plenty of deserved pain & suffering, I decided to add a side jaunt up Castle Dome on the way back to the trailhead. The views made it well worth it...
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Mar 10 2017
The_N
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 Routes 54
 Photos 1,508
 Triplogs 325

33 male
 Joined Mar 18 2015
 Payson, AZ
Superstition Wilderness - AZT #19Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Backpack avatar Mar 10 2017
The_N
Backpack32.00 Miles 6,500 AEG
Backpack32.00 Miles1 Day         
6,500 ft AEG22 LBS Pack
 no routes
1st trip
Started from the Reavis North TH with Dallin and Alex just before sunset. We hiked in to Reavis Ranch entirely by moonlight, no headlamps, which was a treat. Set up camp and enjoyed a chilly night at the Ranch. Jumped on the AZT in the morning. Reavis Gap is a nice trail. Love seeing pines in the Supes. Pine Creek was flowing well. We stopped here for a snack. Shortly after jumping on Two Bar Ridge, we ran into @ALMAL heading down for a solo night under the stars. Two Bar Ridge Trail offers great views and a couple of nice climbs. It warmed up during this sun exposed stretch. It was nice to be heading down into some shade upon reaching Cottonwood Trail. Started off kind of blah. An extensive network of cairns guides you through a dry creek bed and cattle country. Eventually things got green and shaded. I always enjoy Saguaros next to cottonwoods. Much more scenic than I anticipated. Wildflowers really came to life along here, as well. The road walk was even nice. Entire hillsides lit up with poppies. We cruised on down to Vineyard TH where my weekend ended and the fellas will continue on from. Great trip.
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Wildflowers Observation Substantial
A little of everything. Poppies steal the show.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Cottonwood Creek Light flow Light flow
Some small pools to filter from.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Pine Creek at Reavis Gap #117 Medium flow Medium flow
Good water here.

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 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Walnut Spring Dripping Dripping
Nice and full.
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1 archive
Mar 04 2017
DallinW
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 Guides 1
 Routes 105
 Photos 1,740
 Triplogs 228

27 male
 Joined Feb 26 2015
 Gilbert AZ
AZT Spring Break 2017, AZ 
AZT Spring Break 2017, AZ
 
Backpack avatar Mar 04 2017
DallinW
Backpack159.40 Miles 34,237 AEG
Backpack159.40 Miles9 Days         
34,237 ft AEG1 Day       Break
 no routes
1st trip
Fauna
Fauna
Gila Monster
Culture
Culture
Dream

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Amethyst West Drainage at Trail #130 Medium flow Medium flow

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Cienga Creek @ AZT Light flow Light flow

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Cottonwood Spring Quart per minute Quart per minute
Better flow as you head down the drainage.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 East Fork Sabino Canyon Heavy flow Heavy flow

dry Granite Spring Dry Dry

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Grass Shack Spring Gallon + per minute Gallon + per minute

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Italian Spring Quart per minute Quart per minute

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Lemmon Creek @ WOR #44 Medium flow Medium flow

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Manning Camp Spring Gallon + per minute Gallon + per minute

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Mineral Creek Medium flow Medium flow

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Pine Creek at Reavis Gap #117 Medium flow Medium flow


water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Reavis Creek at Gap Trail #117 Heavy flow Heavy flow

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Rincon Creek @ AZT Medium flow Medium flow

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Shake Spring Gallon + per minute Gallon + per minute

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Sycamore Reservoir 51-75% full 51-75% full

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max The Lake 51-75% full 51-75% full

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Upper Molino Creek Light flow Light flow

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Walnut Spring Gallon per minute Gallon per minute
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