I have always wanted to do the hike down and mule ride back up. I am in my early 60s and had better get serious if I am going to do this. Has anyone done this trip? Did you go with an outfitter, camp with your own provisions (which can be carried down for you by mule, they say), or stay at the lodge? Was the water warm enough for enjoyable swimming for a cold water weenie (website says it is 70 degrees constant)? Is hiking to all the falls really scary or tough? I would go in warm, not too hot, weather for sure.
Thanks.