#1000Words: The mail mules of Havasu Falls

The #1000Words series highlights the images we’ve captured on the trail that tell a story that resonates with us.  As the saying goes “A picture’s worth a thousand words” and we believe it.  Share your images in the comments or on Twitter using the hashtag #1000Words.

USPS mail mule in Supai

Supai is the only USPS location that still moves the mail by mule

In the spirit of permit season for Havasupai which opened on February 1, 2012 I thought this image was well worth sharing.  The town of Supai, on the Havasupai Indian Nation lands near the Grand Canyon, is the only United Stated Postal Service location that still uses mules to move the mail.  These mail mules passed us on our way into camp on June 11, 2010.  Send yourself a postcard from the general store.  It will have a special ink stamp on it from the Supai Post Office and is a great keepsake from your trip.

You can read more about my trip here and get my gear list for the trip here.

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I'm the founder of Vestor Logic, the digital strategy and web design firm that created Trail Sherpa, ParksFolio, and Modern Steader. I'm a day hiker, top chef in camp, doting husband, and father to two headlamp wearing boys. My work in digital media brings those experiences to life.