Six years ago I went on my first backpacking trip. I was lucky enough to be heading to what I believe is the most beautiful place in the world; Havasupai. This isolated side canyon of the Grand Canyon is only accessible by horse, helicopter or a 10 mile hike. Six years ago, that hike was quite an ordeal, but the stunning azure waters and massive red walls got me hooked on backpacking. I could not wait to return and I finally got the chance this Spring break. This time, I had the photographic drive to document the trip, although I can say that nothing truly captures how this place looks.
Please comment, critique, share and above all, enjoy the pictures as much as I enjoy this magical place.
We hike off to the right around the corner.
The village of Supai is a bit behind the butte on the upper left.
A fine specimen of Arabian Death Cactus
These falls did not exist the first time I visited Havasupai. A flood in '08 carved out this ravine.
This is only about the lowest 1/3 of the chains required to get down.
The trail and creek are the same thing for a good portion of the hike.
We found a mine shaft/cave in camp.
Kevin found a lasso on the trail and proceeded to wrangle us as we ignored him.
It would be hard to find a better group of people for a backpacking trip.
Thumbs up for kamping!
Thank you for viewing! And a footnote; thank you Cole for letting me borrow the Tokina fisheye lens.