OK, so we chickened out the first day making the treacherous climb to the base of Mooney Falls. Hope you didn’t think we’d blow it off completely.
Jake climbing down behind me
We returned the next day to meet the challenge.
Top of Mooney Falls
Just wait until you see this.
Mooney Falls from the, trail
After walking down stone carved steps into the dim light of travertine cave formations the sun shone on a narrow chain-protected, shall we call it, trail, for about 15 feet (4.57 meters) before climbing through another dark and slippery space.
Someone else where I was for the previous photo
Jake below me
I couldn’t decide whether to turn around and go backwards almost straight down very slippery carved stone steps with the assistance of chains and metal pegs or face my certain death straight on.
These folks chickened out
All this made the ladders seem easy, at least once negotiating getting on them.
And finally on the bottom looking back up where we just came from.
Was it worth it? You decide.
The water was 70F (21C) which felt nice, but not for too long.
We wandered downstream sometimes following a faint trail on dry land but mostly walking in Havasu Creek.
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