Mooney Falls is one of the five waterfalls in the Havasupai Indian Reservation area (Havasu Falls being the most famous). It's like 3 miles from the Supai Village. From Havasu Falls, we passed by the campground to get to it (about 0.5 hours) . After we passed the campground, the sign to Mooney Falls, and then we came to a dead end even though we saw the top of the falls. While we were scratching our heads, two local dogs came to our rescue: they first came to us, to get our attention, and then walked to the right and sat there. we went there to look and here you are: an entrance of a tunnel cutting through the hill. After going thru two tunnels, there was the climbing down of the cliff wall. I have terrible height phobia and was wondering what to do while watching my friends climbing down one by one. Fortunately, a very nice old lady gave me a push, saying i can do it. So with my friend's help, I DID it!!! Acutally, it wasn't that horrible because the whole climb down, i could hold on to steel chains. and the climbing up wasn't as bad as the down and i could do it myself without any problem. i've tried hiking the very first section of the Angles' Landing in Zion and compared to that, the Mooney climb down is much much better. So if you are fear of height, i would encourage you to try it.
after climbing down, we had lunch and enjoyed about 2 hours there before heading back to havasu again before sunset. mooney is taller than havasu, so the force is greater and we couldn't get as close as havasu. somehow, i think the mooney is as beautiful as havasu and you will regret if you miss this one. the pool there isn't deep enough for swimming though.
we went on a monday and it wasn't that crowded. we've heard that if it were a weekend or holiday, it could take up to an hour just to climb up or down the cliff because it's not wide enough to have two-way traffic.
points to remember: 1) when you see the top of mooney but cant find the way to go down, look to the right for an entrance of a tunnel; 2) dont be scared by the cliff. it's not as scary as you think because you can get hold on steel chains the whole time.
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