I refuse to go, the pack horses are abused and neglected.
I went last July 2018 and our group of 4 leaders and 8 teenage boys got caught in a flash flood. We hiked down early and got to spend one beautiful day at Havasu and then Mooney falls, but after dinner back at camp it started to rain and rain. I covered my gear with a big garbage bag and “safely” set it on top of the picnic table while I sought shelter under the eave of the nearby bathroom since I hadn’t set up my tent yet. No lie, 15 minutes later I was watching tents and huge logs get washed away and then saw my group with all their gear evacuating our campsite. My heart panicked because all my gear (well my bro in law’s really nice gear I borrowed) was still back there. I couldn’t get to the camp because of the now waist high and swift river that had come up but I was able to view the camp and the picnic table and my gear, (phone, wallet, $1300 worth of gear) was all gone. We hiked up back to the village that night with another 200 refugees who many had also lost everything. Some people had no shirt, no shoes and no gear. They let us have whatever we needed from their store to eat and after a very sleepless night on the hard gym floor we were helicoptered out back to our vehicles the next day. An experience we will all never forget! I can’t wait to go back (not during flash flood season) to get to experience it again and more (go down to Beaver Falls). Oh, crazy thing is 3 months later someone contacted me saying they found my phone! It was in a waterproof bag so they charged it up and it still worked. They sent it to me so I was able to recover all the pictures I took that day that I thought I’d never have.
The views at the trail head were just as impressive as the falls!
What a stunning picture ✔️👊🏻
Arizona girl here and can't believe I haven't made it here yet! So beautiful
This is on my bucket list 😍
Besides its beauty, this place reminded me how humans are and how giving is mother earth.
The crystal blue waters are so refreshing to surrender to!💙