Thursday, July 30, 2009

Day 53, Havasupai Native American Reservation, Grand Canyon

The guys decided that they wanted to go whitewater we let them whilst we found some shops......

We have taken a short hike through the Havasupai Native American Reservation

whilst waiting for the guys.
Where are we? We are at Supai Village - the only place in the Grand Canyon still inhabited by native people.

"Havasupai" means "people of the blue-green water"

We have been informed that Havasu Canyon has been dramatically altered following a large flood caused by heavy rainfall on August 17th, 2008, an event which caused closure of the area for nearly ten months; it reopened June 1st, 2009. Navajo Falls is no more, having been completely bypassed by the water.Havasu Falls has changed shape, and although Mooney Falls is less damaged, most of the beautiful travertine pools in the lower canyon have been swept away.

Aaah, bummer, we were really looking forward to seeing

Havasu Falls

Mooney Falls!!

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