In Arizona, there’s nonetheless a distant village the place no motorized autos journey the unpaved streets and the place the closest grocery store is 120 miles away.
The one technique of transport into the city for residents, guests and items is by restricted, costly helicopter journeys, or on foot or by four-footed carriers. In Supai, the principle technique of communication and supply is by way of the U.S. Postal Service, with incoming and outgoing mail transported by mule prepare.
The Havasupai are one of many smallest federally acknowledged tribal nations, and have resided inside the Grand Canyon for greater than 800 years. The title Havasupai means “individuals of the blue-green water”, referring to the turquoise waters of Havasu Creek which cascade into spectacular waterfalls about two miles previous the village.
A string of mules accompanied by a wrangler on horseback makes the 16-mile spherical journey into the Grand Canyon six days every week. However for the USPS contractor the journey is for much longer, selecting up mail at Peach Springs, Arizona, and trucking it alongside 60 miles of a desolate street maintained by the Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs. The street ends at Hualapai Hilltop, the place the eight mile path to Supai begins. No automobiles are permitted.