The falls themselves were gorgeous. The pools were shallow enough to wade on and the climb down Mooney Falls wasn't too difficult; climbing up was much easier. The trek from the hilltop was a bit daunting but became easier as we walked along the trails. Many parts of the trail was shady to provide relief from the sun. I would recommend staying at the lodge the first night to relieve the feet and then head out to the falls the next day. By far, Havasu Falls was my favorite; the colors of the cascading waters were breathtaking and the shallow pools added more to the lovely ambience. I sat on a picnic table that somebody had laid out in the middle of the pool while my husband swam like a happy child. The campgrounds were fairly pleasant and we pitched our tent right next to the rushing river bed. Be warned: the temperature dropped approximately 40 degrees so it was very chilly for us throughout the night. It was also very windy so keep your cargo inside if you can. There were enough campers around that we didn't feel like we were in danger. The Havasupai people were friendly enough to us and even waved at us during our hike. The town of Supai itself was unfortunately a bit unkempt and dirty. It wouldn't take much to make the village a bit cleaner for their sake but it was what it was. The lodges were very minimal but after camping outside, we were eager to hit the clean sheets, shower and running toilets. Overall, it was a trip that will stay with us for a lifetime. I'm not an outdoorsy person, but I managed to complete the trek and enjoy it as well.
FYI: be prepared for the last mile hike back up the hilltop; it's pretty steep and it definitely left me winded.
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