On Saturday, my dreams came true.
I have been looking at pictures and videos of Havasupai Falls for YEARS. It combines two things that I absolutely love: red rock canyons, and waterfalls. Not just waterfalls, though. MAJESTIC AF BLUE-GREEN SPIRITUAL OASIS waterfalls INSIDE the Grand Canyon. Something that, in my eyes, is what Heaven would look like.
As I researched more, I learned a few things. This is a HIKER’S trip, and not for the faint of heart. It’s an 8-mile walk into the canyon to get to the small town of Supai (population 208) and 2 miles after that to reach the Mooney Falls. (pictured) After that is a series of trails and waterfalls and if you have the steam, a 20-mile roundtrip hike to see The Confluence: the point where the blue-green waters of Havasu Creek merge with the muddy waters of the Colorado River.
Incredible, right?? But oh yeah…you need a permit and it’s booked a YEAR in advance and EVERYONE IN THE WORLD is calling at the same time. So there’s that.
Last Saturday at 8am was my chance. I had this on my calendar since January. I was NOT going to give up. So I called. And called. And called.
Busy. Busy. Busy.
Holy SHIT it was discouraging. Have I mentioned the Havasupai Tribe does not take online reservations? There are only 2 days of the year they allow phone call reservations, and this was one of them.
I told myself I was giving myself 3 hours. After that, I assumed it wasn’t meant to be. But I also had to periodically remind myself,
“The action you’re taking right now will affect your future. Are you really willing to give up this soon?”
And then, something weird happened. An ACTUAL PERSON PICKED UP!
I wanted to cry. I told myself I was going to make this happen. I saw it happening in my mind. I dreamed about it. But now it actually was.
Long story short, I am officially booked to hike Havasupai Falls June 22-24th, 2020.
Thank you, Universe. ❤️
(Photo Credit: Earth Story via Facebook
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