Monday, November 18, 2013

Hiking the Havasupai Trail (Arizona Series)

From the last blog entry on this we descended from the hilltop and headed north to Supai. The hike to the village is a total of eight miles. Although the sun was not out in full yet, the light was starting to make things a little easier to take a few pictures and video as we went along.
The Havasupai Trail is mostly hiking on dry streambed through a desert. They warn you that you really need to start the hike early in the morning to get it done before the desert heat conditions kick in during the middle of the day. At this point, I felt great with the cool air.
This will come up a few times as I go through this series, but I was reminded of all those old westerns with these type of rock walls on the sides of me.
This little one was with another grazing adult horse. I mentioned we saw about a dozen horses coming down the switchbacks when we started. We encountered more on the way in and out.
Continuing along the streambed. There really wasn't an issue with this for our trip, but during certain times one needs be careful of flash floods around here.
The trail narrowed, and the walls started closing in on us. Again, thoughts of old westerns, Raiders of the Lost Ark, etc. flashed in my head through here.
There were some interesting looking rock formations as we went along:
Continued in the next blog in this series.

To Supai (Youtube Version)

To Supai (Vimeo Version)

The following music from was used for the video: The North, Thunderhead, Firesong.