100 Classic Hikes Arizona
by Scott S. Warren (The Mountaineers Books)
© 2015 Scott S. Warren/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.
30 Miles of hiking to see some of the best waterfalls in the US. A must see
A good backpacking trip. Only 2,400 feet vertical that makes the 10 mile hike very easy. Hike through old river bed. Many horse packing stuff into and out of the Reservation. Can helo out for $85, or have your pack flown out for $20. Campground still recovering from the 2009 flood. Also Havsupi Falls beautiful, but not a world wonder becasue 2009 flood significantly changed topo. All in all a great backpack into the campground. Stayed 4 days. This was after backpacking GC Bright Angel Trail which is a world wonder.
When I was young in the 70's I hiked the entire range of peaks in the San Gabriel mountains in So.Cal. Did the Sierra's many times. Hiked Whitney, etc. Got back into hiking in my older age. This hike was by far the best I've ever been on. Everything is packed into a dense and pleasurable experience. The waterfalls are unbelievably gorgeous. Hiking past Mooney I came over a rise and was 20' away from 9 bighorn sheep. Incredible. An excellent hike you'll remember for the rest of your life.
I've done many trails but this was definitely in the upper echelon. Pure natural beauty throughout the trail with the awe inspiring waterfalls serving as a brilliant climax. If you have the chance this is a must do!
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