Thursday, June 23, 2011

2011 - Day 12: Wednesday - Into the Canyon

After reading the weather forecast that temperatures in Supai Village in the Grand Canyon would be over 105 degrees by 11:00 am we made sure we started the 8 mile hike from Hualapai Hilltop early. With stops for pictures and to allow horses to pass, it took a little over 4 hours to reach the village. after checking in at the lodge, we hiked downstream to see the waterfalls for which the area is known. Tempertures by that time were about 107 degrees in the shade. Forunately, the water at Havasu Falls was quiet cool and refreshing. The uphill hike back the the lodge was not.

Supai is considered to be the most remote village in the lower 48 states. Most supplies are brought in by horses and mules. Many visitors to the village have their packs carried the same way.

Entering the village

The lodge

Rock Falls. We saw several idiots jumping from the top of these falls.

Havasu Falls

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