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Havasu Falls

Yes, the water really is that blue! It makes me wonder what it would have been like to discover something like this for the first time.

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Suizocoupon Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student General Artist
I went summing there this summer! It was a lot of work hiking there but it was totally worth it!
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michael-dalberti Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Amazing place huh!
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Suizocoupon Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Yeah! I LOVED it there!
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Sky-of-Silver Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow... this is absolutely stunning. The colors and composition are breathtaking!
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Haydaad Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful shot. I've been wanting to visit Havasu Falls for a long time. When is the best time to go (when the water is blue and flowing)?
Thanks for sharing.
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TBoy360 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
the color are so vivid, very nice
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michael-dalberti Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
Thanks for all your comments :)
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glassreflections Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Such gorgeous waters! That looks like a place I'd love to escape to.
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michael-dalberti Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
It was a wonderful place to escape to, thanks for the reply!
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michelecannone Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing landscape
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michael-dalberti Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
Thanks!
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alban-expressed Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
Very nice. :-)
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michael-dalberti Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
Thanks :)
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bada Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
Such an amazing composition!
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michael-dalberti Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
Thanks!
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PRibeiro Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing foto
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michael-dalberti Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
Thanks!!
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StarTyger Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
It used to be so much nicer down there.
(though others would say something similar
about what it was like before I started going down)

The only thing I would quibble about
with your picture is the title.
I have always understood it to be thus:
the tribe is the Havasupai;
the village is Supai;
the canyon, the creek and the falls are all called simply Havasu.
"River to Rim" by Nancy Brian (about Grand Canyon names)
and the Grand Canyon Association's extremely informative
trail guide for Havasu are excellently researched references.

As far as discovering it for the first time,
I think those who gazed here first
probably were more ecstatic about finding so much water
in such an arid environment
before they appreciated any beauty.
And these falls looked vastly different just 100 years ago
when they were called Bridal Veil Falls.

Right now, the quality of Havasu water and flow
is under threat from uranium mining
outside the Grand Canyon.
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michael-dalberti Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
Thanks for your very detailed response. I will change the name for sure. I wish I could have seen these falls in their "prime"... the pictures from the past look amazing. Whens the last time you were down there?
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StarTyger Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
The last time was about 5 Augusts ago.
August used to be a very quiet month
as most were put off by hiking in the heavy heat.
During some trips in the mid/late 80s
there may have been no more than 10 other campers.
(Having experienced one,
I am also more aware of the flashflood danger in the canyon
during the August monsoon season.
One of those shows on Discovery or NatGeo
is about a recent flood in Havasu)

I left Havasu the last time preferring to remember earlier trips.
As I said, though, those who were there in the 50s and 60s
have even fonder memories than I.

I have heard that a really nice time to visit
is in October when the cottonwoods are changing.
But, you should definitely go back again.
There is still some great photo opportunities to be had.
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michael-dalberti Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
yeah I wish I could have had another two days to just take photo's. I basically just had one day so I stuck to this area. The experience alone was enough for me - something so different than the normal backpacking trip - it's almost a cultural experience.

How do you like the North Kaibab Trail?
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StarTyger Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
I love the trail,
but despite being 'maintained'
it is tough.
Rim to river, the NK is about 14 miles in length.
Compared to the 7 mile South Kaibab
(which I think offers the finest views of any trail into the canyon)
the panoramas are less compelling.
The reason is because the NK drops through side canyons
and thus its views are constricted.
(the SK is the only trail to follow a ridge line
which gives magnificent sweeping vistas up and down the canyon).

However, the NK offers 2 waterfalls,
fascinating side canyons,
and once past Roaring Springs
(about 5.5 miles from the top)
a really great feel for the Grand Canyon backcountry
as it follows Bright Angel Creek.

For a day hike, I would not recommend going past Roaring Springs.
However, 2 nights at Cottonwood campground (about 1.5 miles past Roaring Springs)
would give you an opportunity to do a day hike to the river (about 7 miles each way)
near Phantom Ranch.

The climb up the NK is taxing.
The North Rim is about 1200 ft. higher than the south
and that extra elevation (to over 8000 ft.)
can be a hardcore 'suck wind' experience.
If you ever go rim-to-rim,
go north-to-south.
Your lungs will thank you :)
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kkool Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010   Photographer
very beautiful. I love the composition and exposure :)
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michael-dalberti Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
Thanks a lot:)
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wyley Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Student Filmographer
hey i would love a print of this .. please message me
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
Glad to see something new from you. This is stunning! Glad you had the opportunity to see this amazing place.
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michael-dalberti Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
Thanks brother! Yeah the place was incredible!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
No problem. I really hope I get to make it down there this next year.
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Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Professional Photographer
great to see some new stuff Mike! This is great!
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michael-dalberti Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
Thanks so much Dani:)
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Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Professional Photographer
you are welcome:)
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mikewheels Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
wow that looks totally different from may, I heard that had another flash flood
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michael-dalberti Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
Yeah those floods really change the look of them don't they?
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Nihadov Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
nice
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michael-dalberti Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
Thanks!
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itsallarealgame Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
such a beautiful place(:
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michael-dalberti Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
Indeed
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