Here are some frequently asked questions:
Who can go on the trip? If you can hike a minimum 10 miles and are in sound medical condition, you can do this trip. I have taken ages 7-72 on my trips.
What does the trip entail? Hiking, optional hikes, water falls, relaxation time, card games. (See our Typical Trip page)
What is the trail like? The trails starts on top of the Hualapai Hilltop. (elevation 5,200'). The first 1.5 miles is a 1,000' descent. The trail then predominantly meanders down hill for another 8.5 miles until the campgrounds are reached. The trail surface is rocky, uneven and dusty.
How long does it take to reach the campgrounds? Anywhere from 3.5 to 6 hrs depending on groups ability and amount of stops we choose to make. On average 4-4.5 hours.
How do I train for this hike: HIKE ..... and lots of it! You need to get your body, shoes and socks used to warm, dry, sunny conditions while hiking. Everything has to be broken in.
What are the campgrounds like? We will camp within the beautiful shady red cliff canyon walls of the Havasu Canyon with the Havasu Creek running by. Drinking water and composting toilets will be nearby. Using biodegradable soap we can rinse off in the refreshing creek, or use a sun shower.
Do I have bring any gear? No. We will provide for all your camping needs: Food, tents, sleeping bags and pads, hammocks and picnic table.
Do I get my own tent? Tents are shared between you and your motel buddy.
What do I need for the trip? You will need a HIKING Backpack that will allow you to carry a minimum of 2-3 liters of water, snacks and a sandwich. Stuff sack and head lamp. Your 10lbs of personal gear (to be carried by pack mules) and well worn hiking boots. ***A complete list of suggested personal items to be bring will be forwarded to you at the time of registration.
Is there a deposit required? Yes -- a non-refundable deposit of $200.00 will be required at time of registration.
What will the weather be like? We will keep an eye on the weather as the trip gets closer but the Spring and Fall months are prime times. The temperature averages are very favorable during these times of the year.
Are there other options to hiking in/out? Yes, for additional fees you can choose to helicopter ($85 one-way) or ride a horse ($75 one-way) in and/or out of the canyon. Prices subject to change without notice.
Getting to the Grand Canyon Caverns Motel: This is our start/end meeting location. You will be responsible for your own dinner, gas, and transportation to the motel. Carpooling is strongly encouraged.
What are the meals like? I make the dinner meals myself ahead of time using (as much as possible) organic meats, eggs, sauces and vegetables. We will eat very healthy but like all good campouts, I will have "goodies' around. A sample menu will be forwarded at the time of registration.
Do I have to sign a Waiver: Yes. Unknown and unforeseen hazards, illness, injuries and exertion exist in all outdoor recreational activities. Simply Supai Waiver Form
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