Anthony Ferrara

Designer, Hiker, Desert Dweller

Most Beautiful Place on Earth IMO

Been here twice, live in AZ, extremely well traveled, there's just nothing else like it. So many things to say... the most remote town in the continental USA, red desert oasis with kool-aid colored water, literally dozens of world class falls, cliff jumping, star gazing, learning about the culture of the tribe that lives down there, helicopters overhead, mules racing past you, indian fry bread, there's so much to do and you find yourself trying to hold onto what you're actually experiencing. The singular trip tops anything in Hawaii / Colorado / Utah / Yellowstone for me and knowing you hiked in / out on a 20 mile minimum round trip with everything on your back is some kinda sense of accomplishment at the end. I love the Southwest USA.

Totally worth the 16 miles

Highlight of the trip to Havasupai was conquering this journey. It is NOT for the faint of heart, physical ability, or those who get stressed when mildly lost though. Remember that it is about 8 miles each way of ups and downs and finding the trail again and crossing the river back and forth. We didn't get rolling until about 8:30 9:00 AM in late October from the campground and had to at times sprint through the flatlands to make sure we had enough time to trek back in canyon daylight. Bring at least 3-5L of water and 2 meals worth of food. Remember to stop and look up along the way and soak it all in (literally). Skipping rocks on the chocolate Colorado with snacks seated on natural stadium seating was a great way to celebrate our destination. Also ran into a huge group of rafters on a 21 day trip. T'was amazing!