It's finally here! Havasupai, here we come!
We will do the 4 day/3 night option
Havasupai is considered perhaps the most beautiful place in America.
Check out the Mooney Falls video from Havasupai. You do not have to do Mooney Falls, but you definitely should. It's amazing!!! :-)
My Flight Itinerary:
TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2014
Flight/Terminal: 199-A Duration: 03 h 10 min
Leave Houston, TX - Intercontinental 10:30 PM
Arrive Las Vegas, NV 11:40 PM
TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2014
Flight/Terminal: 298-1 Duration: 02 h 52 min
Leave Las Vegas, NV 1:24 AM
Arrive Houston, TX - Intercontinental 6:16 AM
How it works:
We fly into Vegas on Wednesday afternoon and rent an SUV to carpool out to the Havasupai Trailhead parking lot. We sleep there overnight. The next morning at 4am we start our hike into the canyon.
We enjoy 3 days and 3 nights of spectacular waterfalls and hikes before hiking or flying out via helicopter on the 4th day. If you cannot hike into the canyon, you can take the helicopter in too.
Some people use mules to pack their gear in and out. After seeing the condition of many of the horses and mules while there (and seeing carcasses along the trail), I strongly recommend against it. Plan to pack in your stuff or have the helicopters bring it in. Pack as light as possible. If you need proof of why you should not use the mules, I will be happy to provide photos.
See all the details here: http://www.meetup.com/VegasHikers/events/159671782/
The cost of this trip option is $125. This only covers the actual Havasupai camping fees. You will still need to buy a plane ticket, chip in for the rental car, and get your gear and food.
In case you didn't see the email I sent out... Even though the event is sold out on the Vegas Hikers site and at the Havasupai Visitor's Center, I am in contact with the leader of that group. He said he's pretty sure he will be able to work something out with us to make sure you guys can go. Hopefully, we will end up with about 12 spots. I have set up the actual posting to accept Paypal. If you want to make payment under my posting, as the Vegas leader makes spaces available I will pay for your spots in the order you make your Paypal payments. When he lets me know about an opening, I will need to pay for it immediately. Do not contact them directly about this. I don't want this to become a pain in the butt for Paul and cause him to cancel the offer. Thanks!
There is the possibility of going to the Grand Canyon for a couple of days afterward if people are interested. We will have a meet & greet in a few weeks to discuss the details of this trip along with appropriate gear and prep. See you there!