April 23, 2018

Monday Geology Picture: Fish River Canyon, Namibia

Posted by Evelyn Mervine

Hiking Fish River Canyon back in 2016. This picture was taken during the first day of the hike.

This week I’m sharing a picture from Fish River Canyon in Namibia. This remote and beautiful canyon has some stunning geology – I’ll blog more about it when I have a chance. Back in 2016 I hiked the canyon over 5 days with a group of good friends. I highly recommend the trip, although you should make sure that you’re really fit since I found the backpacking to be quite challenging at times. There is not a proper trail through much of the canyon, so you follow the riverbed walking through the sand (very tiring) and sometimes over patches of large boulders (even more tiring!). All the hard hiking is worth it, though — the canyon is one of the most stunning places I have ever been.