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Havasu Falls

October 17, 2009
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Our 4-day hiking/camping trip in the Grand Canyon was one of the coolest things I’ve done lately. We woke up around 5 am in Flagstaff and drove 3 hours to the Grand Canyon.  Once we got there we started on our 10-mile hike down to the falls.  Our group was made up of myself, Drew, our guide Roane, and this older couple Jack and Kay who we really great people and a pleasure to have along. I’m gonna keep the text to a minimum and let the pictures show what we did.

Day 1:

On the descent

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Right before you get to Havasu Falls you get to see Navajo falls

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At the end of the 10-mile hike – Havasu Falls

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The campsite was right by it.

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Day 2:

Our guide Roane showed us the way to some falls 4 miles down stream called Beaver Falls. On the way there, we made a stop at Mooney falls, which is twice the height of Havasu.

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Jack on the left, Drew, and our guide Roane on-top of a rock in a side canyon.

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The trail took us through this valley of green brush. It looked cool but was a pain in the ass to walk through. You can see Drew and Roane’s tiny heads in the thick of it.

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Here are some long exposure shots of Beaver Falls. We took a swim once we got there.

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Day 3:

At this point we’d walked 17 miles in 2 days, so we just hung around Havasu for the day.

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The night in the canyon was so clear, the entire sky was lit up by stars.

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Day 4.

We woke up at 5am to leave camp for our 10-mile hike out. It was pretty rough considering most of it was uphill but we made it in good time. Here is one of each of us after the hike was over.

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We took a group picture at the top. Jack and Kay on the left, Roane in the middle, and Drew and I on the right.

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Right now we’re staying at the Mirage in Vegas

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Fran Sharabi permalink
    October 18, 2009 2:01 am

    These pictures are absolutely amazing. Looks like this was the highlight of your trip!

  2. Martin Malagon permalink
    October 18, 2009 2:01 am

    Absolutely beautiful. Is this a great country or what!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Lea Malagon permalink
    October 18, 2009 2:05 am

    Where is the mule?

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