30 Apr 2008 • 1,014 views
Mooney Fall, Havasupai
I hope you won't mind too much if I keep going with the vacation shots for another couple of days.
This is the Mooney Fall (~200ft) in the Havasupai Reservation, about half way down into the Grand Canyon. It is named after a prospector, who fell to his death when his rope was cut while descending near the fall. Today the descent starts from where I took this picture. Some of it goes through tunnels hacked into the rock. The rest is a scramble along the face of the cliff using chains and footholds cut into the rock.
The colors are pretty realistic. The water runs over lime deposits farther upstream, which gives it its blue green color, and the rock is bright red as you see it here.
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