At a place where Havasu Creek cascades straight off a 196-foot cliff, Mooney Falls is a perennially-flowing free-falling behemoth.
We’ve hiked through a variety of Arizona canyon country over the last few years. Some of it crowded, like our mob-infested mid-October foray through Havasu Canyon. Some of it desolate, like the rugged solitude of the Eastern Superstitions. But our recent trip through Aravaipa Canyon was in a league all its own. Of all the descriptors we uttered while navigating the canyon, I think my buddy Dustin came up with the best one: “Underrated.”
In April 2012, I did my first backpacking trip ever, hiking 23 miles over 3 days in Grand Canyon National Park.