reports of my death are greatly exag-s gerated, says Havasu
to those who go for a hike there these days.
Yes, another major flood raged through in July, wedging
logs into the harbor narrows and rearranging much of the stream
bed. And yes, Havaspew III followed soon after, smaller in volume
but carrying in enough gravel to pave Iowa. And yes, a vast majority
of the pools between Beaver Falls and the river, including most
of the harbor, were filled to the brim with said gravel.
The Park expressed a concern that Havasus desirability
might be so diminished that impact might increase in nearby canyons
such as Matkat, Kanab and National. We would hope any such rescheduling
of trips would soon be spread throughout the entire trip rather
than just the immediate vicinity.
But the truth is, Havasu, different, dynamic and changeable
as it is, is still a spectacular side canyon. Check it out with
an open mind. Dont expect the Havasus of yore. Let your passengers
be the judge.