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Re: [OM] The only Lottery worth entering

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Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2020 16:19:20 +0200
Amazing place! Would love to visit in those quiet circumstances.

Wiliam

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Onderwerp: Re: [OM] The only Lottery worth entering

On 6/18/2020 3:42 PM, Wayne Shumaker wrote:

> This place in AZ is nearly impossible to get a reservation into:
> https://www.havasupaireservations.com/
> Havasupai Falls is supposed to be quite spectacular, but on Indian land.
>
> It is an 8 mile hike from parking down to the lodge and another 2 to 
> camp site. Bookings usually disappear within minutes of being 
> available, I've heard.

Might there be too many of us now?

We drove the 60 miles from 66/40 to the parking lot, put on our backpacks
and hiked in. We registered in the tiny town, camped below the lower falls.
No reservations, no crowding - 1970.

There are two big falls. Pic 4 gives some idea of scale; that's me on top,
unaware that I'm not on solid ground. The big tufa thingies at the top of
the lower falls broke off a few years later. I gather flood years have moved
the river bed on occasion since. <http://galleries.moosemystic.net/Havasu/>

It IS an amazing place. The trail comes in from a side canyon. Go up just a
little ways, and the main canyon is dry. 
Then it starts to cut through the aquifer, the sand/gravel is wet, then a
small stream, working its way to river. There are holes like drain pipes
along the bed where water shoots in.

The canyon along the river is like inland in the tropics, hot and humid, no
breeze. Look up one level and there are a few cacti. Next terrace is arid
and without flora.

I'd like to be there with the camera gear I have now. Then was a Nikon Ftn
with Nikkor 50/2. OTOH, I'm not doing that hike now. At 25, skinny and in
shape, in wasn't bad.

Out was hard. We were going to camp before the side canyon. But it was
light, beautiful and quiet, so we went the rest of the way out. The
switchbacks up a cliff to parking were hell, at the end of 10 miles, all
uphill. Elev gain ~ 2300 ft.

Of course, it's only been fifty years. :-)

Been There Moose

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