I've wanted to go to Havasupai Falls in Supai, Arizona for such a long time but we've never found time to go or have been able to get a reservation. Since these falls are on an Indian Reservation, it's really hard to get tickets to enter and there are never any open camping spots. Last week I called the Reservation just for kicks and they had two open spots for the weekend (normally you have to wait 6 months just for an open spot). So we dropped everything and decided to go hiking and camping for the weekend!
We got up early (at 4:40 am) and drove 4 hours to the Hualapai hilltop in Arizona to start the hike. The hike is ten miles to the campground through the Grand Canyon and a little Native American village.
^^Haulapai Hilltop; our smiling faces before we knew what we were getting ourselves into, ha.^^
The ten miles were really hard, but it was so rewarding when we reached Supai Falls. This is what we came for! The water is really that blue because of the excessive Lime deposits in the water. I've never seen anything like it.
^^Home is wherever you pitch your tent.^^
^^We cooked dinner, walked back up to Supai Falls for a bit, then hung out in our tent for the rest of the night.^^
We woke up before everyone else in the campground and started hiking 6 miles further into the Grand Canyon to see two other falls (Mooney and Beaver Falls).
^^Mooney Falls were my favorite. We were the only people there and it felt like it was just us in the entire canyon.^^
^^The hike down to the base of the waterfall was insane. Ladders, a tunnel (?!?) and scrambling on cliffs. (This was on the way back up so there were a lot more people).^^
^^The last falls we hiked to were Beaver Falls. We ate lunch by the river, took a million pictures, and swam/skinny dipped. These are the moments where I can hardly contain myself around all of this natural beauty.^^
After lunch we hiked back up to our campsite, packed up our tent, and made our way back up to Hualupai Hilltop. We ended up hiking in the dark with our headlamps and I was totally suffering, but it was so worth it.
Havasupai, I love you. We'll be back!