Quite frankly, I had a hard time reading the TR because the photos are so amazing!! Very well done,
Sometime, I think I might pick your brain about hiring a horse so Leah could make the trip down there. (Getting back out wouldn't be much of a problem).
Thanks for the kind comments Dan and Dave! You can go into and out of the village via foot, horse, or helicopter. Going by helicopter is the fastest way but you don't get to enjoy the canyon as much.
I've talked with folks about the helicopter. The things you have to remember is that the cost is relatively high and tourists have the lowest prority. That means a lot of waiting around is involved.
Riding in and out is fun, but I think you need to be a competent rider. When I was there, I decided to ride out because my knees were really sore. I enjoyed the ride, but our 'guide' was an 10 year old boy who spent a lot of time showing off, taking off on side jaunts, and encouraging the horses to trot even though the my friend did not want to trot. Not a problem for me, but if you were not comfortable riding, I suspect you might appreciate dealing an adult guide.
It took about 2.5 or 3 hours to ride out. It took other people in our party about 4 hours to hike out.
As always, Mark, your photos are incredible! Nice summary of the experience.
This is incredibly beautiful photography. Thanks for sharing it!
I'm taking over the Grand Canyon page and have removed the stuff for Havasupai because it was too confusing with two different mgt. agencies and sets of rules, fees, etc. On top of that, there is a Havasupai page. I've left this attached as related to the Grand Canyon NP (rather than a child). But you might wish to attach it to the Havasupai page, too.
Also, that page owner (Charles97) seems to have abandoned that page. You might consider taking it over--your beautiful photos certainly would dress up that page! Thanks! --mark d.
Thanks a lot for the kind words Mark. I may put up a Havasu Canyon page in the Canyons section and incorporate all of the route information that is already there.
The colors are so spectacular! Dang! They are too impressive to just group together like that and take it all in at one shot. ;)
Nicely done. I was thinking of doing this hike and your information and colorful writing was a delight to read! Thank you