Hiking Club returns to Supai in November

Havasu Falls by Randy Park

Havasu Falls by Randy Park

Randy Park

In November the tour guides from Northern Arizona University led 18 members of the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club on four days of hikes on the Hualipai and Havasupai Indian Reservations. The highlight of the trip was the hikes to, around and from the small village of Supai. At the club’s November presentation, participants gave a wonderful and informative review of the trip. The universal opinion was that the trip exceeded their expectations.

This year the club returns to Supai with two trips scheduled. We again have made arrangements with the tours division of NAU to guide a repeat of this adventure. This is not a backpacking trip. All meals and lodging are included. All hikes are day hikes led by NAU guides with the longest being eight miles. All clothing, food and gear needed for the time spent in Supai will be carried down by pack horses. All the hiker needs to carry is a day pack with the appropriate amount of water and a lunch which is supplied by the guides.

For those that partake in this trip, the highlight might very well be the day hike from the village down to New Navajo Falls, Havasupai Falls and Mooney Falls. With blue green water combined with travertine cliffs, these falls are some of the most beautiful in the country if not the world.

This trip is five nights with four days of hiking. The first trip will start on November 3 and end on November 8. The second will start on November 7 and end on November 12. There is a limit of 18 people per trip and all participants must be members of the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club or guests of participants. Again, this trip is expected to sell out quickly. For more information and how to sign up for this trip, please contact Maureen Spence after February 21 at  314-803-3225.