If I told you that in the middle of the Arizona desert was hidden by a giant, 140-foot waterfall, would you believe? Well, it's true! Arizona, a land blessed by the unique beauty and diversity of the wealth that is unlike any other place you will find. And only in Arizona, with a wide range of geography, landscapes and adventurous desert, you can also find as incredible as it sounds, a giant 140-foot waterfall oasis, hidden deep in the desert of central Arizona! So if you're ready to really incredible skakaniya boulders, mind-blowing adventure and is ready for a difficult and extremely picturesque desert, go to a distant and a giant oasis hidden waterfall, then be sure to check Reavis Falls adventure. Hiking in the desert of Eastern superstition, Arizona!
Early in the morning a beautiful spring day, in late March, I met with club foot TLC, who led and organized by Eric Kineman with the credit card company TLC, in a venue east of Phoenix, in the US 60 and Sossaman Road in the Mass. . To 6 am, after all 35 members of the profit, and after getting a brief overview about the upcoming Eric day hike and that may have to wait in the parking lot should be limited, we all got into our car and were on our way along the trail Revisa, located in a remote, eastern superstition wilderness.
The journey of our day, and about 29 miles mainly from road to road adventure Reyvis-Treylhed began direction north on Idaho Road approximately 2 miles, until we came to the SR 88 which is popularly known as the historic "Apache Trail and Scenic "by the way". After passing the beautiful and picturesque, lake Canyon, we continued our journey along the trail Apache and at 6:45 in the morning we came to a small town of Tortilla Flat, where just a couple of miles up the road, sidewalk and stops Apache Trail becomes a dirt road across . it was very appropriate, but it is not for us atrabavala have at least transport HCV agent for this drive and travel. However, you can do it in a normal vehicle, like I did before, but you should be ready to add more time to travel and journey, because you will need to take it more slowly than you would in the HCV or 4WD.
Up from the square Tortilla, across the dirt road, Apache Trail goes farther into the wilderness prejudices and my favorite, is incredibly colorful, hill Fish Creek, where there the road narrows to one lane with oncoming two-way street, going right down to the overall drop of 1,500 feet before as long as you reach the bottom. Wow! Once we have successfully reached the bottom of the beautiful canyon Fish Creek, we stopped and parked along the road and took a little break, gathered members then returned to the car and continued on.
Continuing with Fish Creek, the majority of subscriptions estimates that it is 7.2 km away from being able to achieve Reavis Trailhead. That day I was not evaluated, but I noted that only a few minutes after 7:15 am, just passed the 227 mile, we saw a sign reporting Reyvisa way. We have come to the right on FR 212, then drove through the hilly, winding 2.9-mile, until it finally arrived the next Reavis Trailhead and parking until 7:30 am. To our great surprise and relief, we found that the limited parking is completely empty and, fortunately, we have no problem to park all the cars in our group.
We parked, huddled, and before 7:50 am, after a quick group photo, we hit the trail, the trail Renvisa, number 109. The path Revisa actually an old dirt road – it's a long trail that leads to the historic ranch Revisa where lives of the first settlers in the mountains of British prejudice, Elisha Revis, who in the 1800s to make and sell products in local mountain communities, until one day he was not found dead and was buried there, where he was found on the trail!
Starting with Reavis Trailhead and starting our hike and tour of Reavis Trail # 109, view of the lake bottom and Apache desert prejudices absolutely gorgeous and breathtaking! The path starts right away with the rising moderately elevated position with stunning views of the lake and the Apache 4 peaks on the left and on the north-east. At the same time, right in front of you and going to the distance to the right, you also get a really great view of the mountains and the hills immaculate desert, this desert east of prejudice, which is significantly higher than the elevation than the desert of western prejudices.
We quickly made their way along a path that supports the switch has been steadily climbing the hill, while enjoying the absolutely wonderful prejudices of the desert. After about 3.5 miles, we came to our turn for the waterfall Reyvis designated kananay, a narrow path and a spur, where we went to the left and headed east on the grassy hill and continued to go on in the quiet wilderness of the Eastern prejudices. The name of the "withheld" followed by many, ranging from "unknown spurs" to "Way Reavisa Shepa number 117". Depending on the case, I found that the turn is well marked, and the narrow trail is well developed and easy to follow.
With the turning of the way Reavis 109 and now starting our tour and travel on the spur, we continued to steadily climb further and further up the hill. With absolutely stunning views of the lake Apache and four peaks are now behind us, in front of us and right now we have had magnificent views of the Castle Dome and the surrounding beautiful oriental superstition, when we went to press to climb the rise, until we reached the wide saddle which has made our intense journey at an altitude of 4675 feet! Wow, what an amazing journey so far! However, by making a very small break to catch your breath, we were ready to continue to the next part of the adventure travel, making a very cool and intense descent back down until Reyvis Creek!
From the top and the saddle at an altitude of 4675 feet, slowly and carefully, step by step, we went straight down, down and further down the hill, and how steep and narrow the switch back trails tied to the left, we went around the mountain lime and then passed spring lime, shifted even more, until we came to the line, pine valley. Passing cedar pool, we come to the first crossing of the stream, maple Source, which we were advised to cross. Passing only small ways that capture the weeds, we finally arrived to the second stream, Reyvis Creek, and the total calculated so far away, 6 miles!
Sinking to the bottom of Reyvis Rica, Spurs, for whom we have long gone, disappeared, and we began to notice that now there are a number of other people, several tourist camp on the left side Reyvis Creek. A little tired, we stopped to ask if all else are we on track to reach the waterfall Reyvis and were confident that we are in fact dead, and if we continue to move along the Creek, we only need to look for manual built Kerr. a path that would lead and led us up to the falls and back to where were the rest of the group.
Although we feel that we are "almost there", the adventure continues! Now we had a fabulous run at ¾ miles rubbish Reyvis Creek, climbing up and over the rocks and boulders gugnyanymi, punching through the thick bush brush, vegetation and trees that filled the floor of the stream. Finally, after about an hour hike, we began to collide with other members of the hiking club TLC, including Eric Kinnemana, which was already an hour and along with several others from the front group. Until now we started making their way back. Eric advised us that we are actually a few minutes from the falls in the 200 meters. After a few minutes, about 11 am, we finally got to the waterfall Reavis, and wow, what it was incredible and difficult journey, and what an incredible spectacular sight! Although that day the flow of water was only about ½, skipping the peak flow, despite the fact that it is still in the early spring, when the mountain runoff, as they say, at the height, it was still very strange. Who would have thought that such a huge waterfall, as it existed in the middle of prejudice? It was really beautiful and amazing, absolutely worth the long, complex and intense journey to get there.
With just a little 40-minute break at the bottom of the falls to a & # 39; have a quick lunch and take pictures, we knew that the day heats up quickly, and the journey and hike back will again be a very long and complex, so we quickly came over and up to 11: 40 am we left Reyvis waterfall and started our boulder Skachkova and stunning journey back through the ¾ mile Reyvis Creek until an hour later we are not out & # 39; shporovuyu drove left into the trail and began our steep climb back up again.
By this time it was noon, and the forecast for that day in late March was to achieve a minimum 90. Thus, the pace heated up quickly when we started very tough and difficult part of our adventure: the steep climb and climb again on a hill, and believe me, it was too hard for some time! Although many of us in the back of the pack had to slow it down to make additional breaks, so as not to overheat, slowly but surely, we continued to march until he again did not reach the top and the saddle on the hill. 4675 feet, then from there, he went on to get back to the trail junction Reavis # 109. After hanging right at the junction and follow the path Reyvisa another 3.5 miles, we finally came back to 15-45 on the path Reyvis where we waited another 45 minutes for the rest of the members of the TLC will not make it safely back about 4:30 pm.
In general, what an incredible journey and adventure! According to our GPS, our common path in the field RT was 15.1 miles, with a total altitude gain of 3600 feet, which we did for about 8.0 hours, in a very warm and delicious 90-degree day, too! It was a very distant trip to the desert, and a real "ball against the wall," a challenge that, because of their long distance and intensive strengthening of the hill, and then add to it ¾ mile third level and boulder Class 4 level. hike sure to test your abilities! This, too, happened! Eric Kinneman called suras & # 39; oznym and difficult campaign, one of the top 5 most difficult hikes throughout Arizona, coupled with its excellent wildlife species before the giant hidden oasis waterfall, according to Eric, in this campaign really has it all! Thus, if you are ready for an incredible adventure and prepare for this intense call "balls to the wall", we strongly recommend that you go hiking Adventure Nature Reavis in the desert east of prejudice, Arizona!