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Grand Canyon Hiking Recommendations (GeoShort)

April 08, 2021 Chris and Jesse Season 1
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Grand Canyon Hiking Recommendations (GeoShort)
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Grand Canyon Hiking Recommendations (GeoShort)
Apr 08, 2021 Season 1
Chris and Jesse

Are you planning a trip to the Grand Canyon soon?  Are you interested in seeing some cool geoscience features?  Join us today as we discuss a few great hikes to check out while visiting the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, USA.  

We discuss hiking trails such as the South Kaibab Trail down to the aptly-named Ooh Ahh Point (so beautiful!), and end up at Skeleton Point for a full view of the Canyon in all its glory!  Alternatively, you could take the Bright Angel trail, a somewhat nicer hike because of all the restrooms and water stations every 1.5 miles, stop at the amazingly lush Indian Garden, and eventually make your way out to the Plateau Point for a dramatic view directly down to the Colorado River. 

The South Rim of the Grand Canyon has an amazing amount of views and hiking that are easily accessible to everyone, even if you don't want to hike very far. For instance, you could start by visiting the small cairns that contain actual samples of the 1.7 billion-year-old Vishnu Schist, or by walking the Trail of Time, where for every large step you take down into the Canyon is equal to going back in time One Million Years in the rock record! 

As always, don't feed the wildlife, and downhill hikers always yields to uphill hikers , and everyone yields to mule trains! 

If you want to hear an overview of the geology of the Grand Canyon, check out our previous episode covering the full history with detailed descriptions of the major geoscience features of the park.  The Grand Canyon has over 1.9 billion years of geology on display, and it is all very visible in a stunning landscape! 



 
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Show Notes

Are you planning a trip to the Grand Canyon soon?  Are you interested in seeing some cool geoscience features?  Join us today as we discuss a few great hikes to check out while visiting the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, USA.  

We discuss hiking trails such as the South Kaibab Trail down to the aptly-named Ooh Ahh Point (so beautiful!), and end up at Skeleton Point for a full view of the Canyon in all its glory!  Alternatively, you could take the Bright Angel trail, a somewhat nicer hike because of all the restrooms and water stations every 1.5 miles, stop at the amazingly lush Indian Garden, and eventually make your way out to the Plateau Point for a dramatic view directly down to the Colorado River. 

The South Rim of the Grand Canyon has an amazing amount of views and hiking that are easily accessible to everyone, even if you don't want to hike very far. For instance, you could start by visiting the small cairns that contain actual samples of the 1.7 billion-year-old Vishnu Schist, or by walking the Trail of Time, where for every large step you take down into the Canyon is equal to going back in time One Million Years in the rock record! 

As always, don't feed the wildlife, and downhill hikers always yields to uphill hikers , and everyone yields to mule trains! 

If you want to hear an overview of the geology of the Grand Canyon, check out our previous episode covering the full history with detailed descriptions of the major geoscience features of the park.  The Grand Canyon has over 1.9 billion years of geology on display, and it is all very visible in a stunning landscape! 



 
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Twitter: @planetgeocast
Facebook: @planetgeocast 
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ_A82nOMu0nIvZto6zMPqg
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://planetgeocast.buzzsprout.com/