Archives for July 2011

Mountaintop Field of Wild Yellow Daisies

It was super windy on the mountain as I tried to capture these daisies getting whipped by the wind. It’s amazing I even captured any details in the flowers. It’s monsoon season, finally! There’s small traces of purple wildflowers mixed in with all the yellow. It’s warm up in the mountains right now if you wish to escape the Southern Utah heat. Up high in the aspen and pine it’s like a dream listening to the wind whistling through pine branches & slicing though needles like knives. It’s midsummer and I am sad because summer is so wonderful and it shouldn’t end. ๐Ÿ™ Life flies by too quick!

Mooney Falls in Havasupai

Mooney Falls just after sundown. This waterfall in the Grand Canyon, located on the Havasupai Indian Reservation is a two hundred foot drop!

Flash Flood at Mooney Falls 07/11/2011

This is Mooney Falls being inundated with muddy water from a cloudburst over Havasupai. My friends were down in the bottom below Mooney hiking towards Beaver Falls four miles downriver. Luckily, they weren’t clear to Beaver when the water level began to rise and they realized they needed to evacuate. About two years ago, I was stuck in one of the biggest floods to hit Havasupai. It could have taken the lives of my friends and I. You can read my account of that life-shifting experience here in; Four Havasupai Men Saved Us! It seems every time I venture to that part of the Grand Canyon my experience in Havasupai is bittersweet because the memories are both nightmarish and pleasant simultaneously. I just returned from my latest trip to the Grand Canyon and I’m still unpacking today. So I’ll write about my thoughts and reflect about the experiences of my time in Havasupai as soon as I get settled down. ๐Ÿ™‚ No matter what, the people of Supai, their culture and their waterfalls will always have a place in my heart!