Hidden deep in the Grand Canyon is a magical oasis inhabited by the Havasupai Indian Tribe and accessible by a 20 mile round-trip trek. It can be confusing and overwhelming to piece all the information together, but I’ve put together this comprehensive guide with answers to those questions (and everything else you need to know) to help you prepare for a trip to this desert paradise.
Jolted awake. 5:50am. The vibration of the ships idling engines preceded our alarm. I clumsily climb down from the top bunk and head for the mess hall, where I chase Bonine with coffee and Ginger ale. Outside, the weather is still gray and rainy. Moored in the middle of a bay off the island, the view from the deck of the R/V F.G. Walton Smith gives us an unfamiliar view of a very familiar place. We quickly assemble our gear, gather in the skiff, and head out to the reef.