Western Outdoor Times - Times Spent Outdoors: Priceless!

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Havasu Falls Into Colorful Pool

 


This is an incredibly beautiful and cool spot to visit in the summer.

Havasu Falls is located 1½ miles (2.4 km) from Supai. (Havasupai Trail is the main trail to Supai, Ariz. and to Havasu Falls.) It is the more famous and most visited of the various falls along Havasu Creek.

It consists of one main chute that drops over a 90-foot (27 m) to 100-foot (30 m) vertical cliff into a large pool. Due to the high mineral content of the water, the configuration of the falls is ever-changing and sometimes breaks into two separate chutes of water.

The falls are known for their natural pools, created by mineralization, although the configuration of the falls and the pools are damaged or destroyed repeatedly by large floods that wash through the area. A small man-made dam was once constructed to help restore the pools and to preserve what is left.

High calcium carbonate concentration in the water creates the vivid blue-green color and forms the natural travertine dams that occur in various places near the falls.

There are many picnic tables on the opposite side of the creek, and it is easy to cross over by following the edges of the pools. It is possible to swim behind the falls and enter a small rock shelter behind it...

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is now accepting applications for $75,000 available in grant funding for local sportsmen's organizations to provide public, hands-on, mentored projects focused on the retention of new hunters or anglers...


Lost Our Home (LOH) is seeking volunteers to deliver pet food to home-bound families in need. If you are available to deliver to any of these, locations please let me know and I will give further details: 7th Ave and Indian School Rd., Higley/Broadway...

http://www.raisingarizonakids.com - Children and adults with physical or neurological disabilities can enjoy water sports in a safe environment during Barrow's Day on the Lake at bartlett lake marina in the Tonto Forest...

There is something for everyone in this colorful issue.

 

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