Hiking 500 Miles in 2017 – Week 16

April 19, 2017

Three day group backpacking trip to Havasu Falls in the Grand Canyon

It’s 8 miles from the Hilltop Trailhead to the town of Supai and an additional 2 miles to the campground
7 miles down
The things we do to find the perfect campsite… this was not the one
Havasu Falls
We went to see Mooney Falls but saved the climb down for the next day
15.3 miles

Running total:  124.7 miles toward 500 Miles in 2017


April 20, 2017

Mooney and Beaver Falls

We hiked through amazing fields of wild grapes
The trail crosses the creek several times on the way to Beaver Falls, “bridges” were placed at some of the crossings
Ladders were necessary to climb some of the cliffs
Beaver Falls
Mooney Falls
9.8 miles

Running total:  134.5 miles toward 500 Miles in 2017

April 21, 2017

Return to Supai

I had a hiking buddy back to town so the husband finally felt comfortable going ahead
One last look at the magical beauty of Havasu
I see this photo and I think of the Old West
I made a new friend in town waiting for the helicopter
2.9 miles

Running total:  137.4 miles toward 500 Miles in 2017

 

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