Entering the Village
Trip Start Jul 02, 2007
12Trip End Jul 06, 2007
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After stopping to check out the stream and cool off a bit, we continued along the trail, which was now following the stream. We could feel the village getting closer, as signs began to pop up and we were forced to cross a foot bridge over the now fairly wide stream. We stopped near an abandoned shack, resting and grabbing a drink of water.
Walking along the trail getting nearer and nearer to the village we saw the rock formation that the Havasupai call Wii'gliva, which looks like two giant thumbs protruding from the canyon wall
The village consists of several plots of land with houses that flank both sides of the road. The people travel on horseback or by helicopter; there are no cars. The small town housed a lodge, café, school and church, and the people were generally friendly, though keeping to themselves. We stayed in the village only long enough to check in at the camping office, pay our fees, and get tags for our bags.
While we were there, we witnessed the arrival of some "campers" via helicopter, making the trip that took us five hours in a mere five minutes. We tried not to resent them for how clean and comfortable they looked.