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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Friday, April 23, 2010

Havasu Hike Day 2 Part 1


After a restful night at Supai Lodge in the Village and breakfast at the Cafe, Jake and I hoisted our backpacks and headed down the trail two miles to the campground. (Scroll for the first day.)

Upper New Navajo Falls
On the way we saw the New Navajo Falls.

Lower New Navajo Falls
Erosion over millions of years has created all the canyons of the Colorado Plateau and flash floods are part of that story.

Lower New Navajo Falls
On August 17th, 2008 after days of heavy rain the lands Dam along Cataract Creek ruptured and 45 miles (72.4 km) downstream flooding near Supai altered the terrain once again.

Downstream
Navajo Falls was destroyed and New Navajo Falls was created during that flood. So much of the landscape nearby still shows both the natural scars and what humans have done afterwards to reinforce the terrain.

Monkey flowers
Yet the land heals.

I'll have more of this hike, and South Africa, to post when I'm able. I've been parked at the Flagstaff KOA since returning from the hike Wednesday waiting for some snow to melt and the road to be cleared to the North Rim. Great thing is I have company. FabGrandma and Grandpa are here also waiting. But best of all, my sweetie Mike came up today to spend the weekend. Bad part is my computer is at Data Drs with 100s of viruses getting an overhaul but I have a loaner in the mean time. Looks like I'll be heading out Sunday and be parked in a temporary space with no phone or internet for a bit. Please know you are all in my thoughts and I'll be catching up soon.

12 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful scenes from your hike, Gaelyn! I love the waterfalls and the colors of the canyon ar so pretty.

blog with no name said...

The Earth lives and breathes and can heal on its own... when we help her it only does good for her and us. When I see the sights that you saw I am filled with awe and wonderment, but that all pales in comparrison to the work that the Long Life Happiness One has done in you!

Karen said...

Beautiful pictures as usual, and they only make me want to go there even more. Someday I will be in good enough shape to go.

Martha Z said...

A beautiful and magical place. I will never forget my raft trip down the Grand Canyon. One of the most beautiful places was where Havasu canyon opens to the Grand Canyon. Thanks for sharing.

Bibi said...

Wonderful, wonderful. One day I will come and see this...

Barb said...

Gaelyn, You've shared some fabulous shots with your new camera! It sounds as though you had a great hike. I'm in a foot of snow here in CO - hope yours soon melts entirely on the rim.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

That tree in the first picture is ideal for leopards Gaelyn. :) Didn't find one did you? This is a fantastic place to hike. It is so wonderful to see the waterfalls and reminds me of Bourke's Luck.

I am SO pleased Mike could join you for the weekend. How wonderful!!

Please scan for AVG the free version and put it on your PC. It is great protection against viruses.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Gaelyn: What a beautiful look at the waterfalls.

mountain.mama said...

Loving my armchair travel of the Grand Canyon! Thank you, Gaelyln!

Rambling Woods said...

Love the waterfall...stay safe.... Michelle

Firefly said...

For millions of year nature has been moulding and remoulding earth's landscape. I am just always amazed when you show pictures of this barren landscape and there are these rushing streams and waterfalls flowing through them.

Quiet Paths said...

Fantastic rocks, gorgeous flowers and heavenly waterfalls...

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