When I last left you we had hiked to both Little Navajo and Havasu Falls and enjoyed their water and beauty. By hiking another mile, we would reach Mooney Falls.
Here's the thing, I was conflicted about going to those falls because as we were leaving the lodge that morning a couple came up to us and asked us about the facility. They were leaving Supai via helicopter that day but were already making plans to come back with other family members and were considering staying in the lodge next time as this trip they had been camping. They asked where we were headed and when we said to spend the day hiking to the falls, the man asked if we intended to go to the base of Mooney. We sort of looked dumbfounded and he then said, "You know that area is really high and the only way to get down there is to scale the canyon wall, right?" I breathed kind of hard as I have a healthy
I wanted to yell at him that I'd just gotten my black belt in December and who did he think he was with his POT BELLY judging a book by it's cover! Mr. Helen said a quick thanks and hustled me out of there because he could see the steam coming out of my ears. I think I stomped all the way to Little Navajo falls, I was so infuriated.
Anyway, after Havasu Falls, we took off for Mooney and got to see the campground - which is basically clearings along the trail. It's all tent camping by Havasu creek. (Thanks Little Helen for putting us up in the lodge!)
The ladder/chain system taken from the bottom vantage point