Thursday, April 24, 2008

Havasu Falls.....

Wednesday morning we headed out of Kingman, AZ to an Indian Reservation about an hour and a half up the road. From there we put on our backpacks and gear and descended into the Canyon where Havasu Falls is located. Along the way we ran into a nice guy on a horse who gave us a tiny history lesson on fossils in the canyon. Gage thought this was so cool. At mile 10 we entered the Supai Village where we had a quick lunch and continued 2 more miles to the campgrounds. The views/scenery were outstanding. We were a bit saddened to see the horses coming and going with people's stuff on their backs as it looked as if they were not well taken care of. Glad we did not opt to use them to haul our stuff in.... I would have felt so guilty.

After we got tents pitched and settled in me, Trey Gage and Xian went out for a baby hike so we could see the falls. We saw Havasu Falls and Mooney Falls. This was spectacular! The water was freezing cold though! That night the temperatures fell into the low 30's, but we had all the right gear and were just fine.

The next morning we packed up and hiked 2 miles back to Supai Village where we caught a helicopter back to where we started. The helicopter ride was awesome and made me realize how far we had descended to get to our destination. Once we were all back to the car we left out for Williams, AZ.

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