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Havasu Falls at the village of Supai on the Havasupai Nation reservation in northern Arizona.

This is the first of several outstanding waterfalls along the Havasu Creek which eventually meets the Colorado River in the Inner Grand Canyon. The turqoise color of the pool at the base of the fall comes from the high amount of lime the creek carries.

Supai has no roads in and it's roughly 10 miles to the falls. So you must either hike, take a mule, or take a helicopter. For this trip I backpacked in. Since it was July and this is the desert, the temperatures were over 100F.

From these falls you can take an adventurous 16 mile roundtrip hike to the mighty Colorado River. Along the way you'll climb up and down several chain link ladders/ropes and cross Havasu Creek in thigh-high water many,many times. And when you get to the Colorado, it will be about 120F. But it will be an unforgettable experience.

This picture was taken on my way out right at a huge dropoff with a wide angle lens. It was a few minutes before sunrise and the while the lighting was not spectular it was even.

For post-processing, I cropped slightly, adjusted levels, and sharpened.

Regards,
Doug

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