I had the great fortune and privilege to be able to purchase permits to hike to Havasupai Falls in April of 2018. It was such a magical land with its stunning blue green waters and so much history. Our mantra became, Mother Nature makes you work for her beauty. It was certainly not an easy trip by any stretch of the imagination, especially since I didn’t do any physical training in preparation. We had a group of 7 that went on this journey together.
Some of us went down to explore Mooney Falls and Beaver Falls, but there were a couple that did not feel comfortable with making that trip for a variety of reasons. This trip is one that will challenge you, but in all the best ways possible. From the 10 mile hike in, the chains and ladders and the climb involved with getting to Mooney and Beaver Falls, the primitive camping, and the strenuous 10 mile hike back out of the canyon.
For anyone considering the trip, it should be remembered that there is no cell service or wifi, there are no emergency services. The tribe is a very humble community that welcome us to their land and we need to remember this and respect not just them, but their land.