Traveling Ted is a blog that takes readers along on my adventures hiking, canoeing, skiing, and international backpacking. Many blogs focus on one aspect of backpacking, but I tackle both the outdoor adventure side and international exploration as well.

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Grand Canyon backpacking descent

Grand Canyon Backpacking descent

While backpacking down to the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon National Park, hikers go through ten different geologic strata. A good way of remembering these ten layers is by this phrase formed by the first letter in the acronym of the ten different strata: “Know The Canyon’s History, Study Rocks Made By Time”: Kaibab, Toroweap, Coconino, Hermit, Supai, Redwall, Muav, Bright Angel, Tapeats. Each one of these layers presents a different type of trail for the hiker. Some of the rock strata are steep while some are more manageable like this section of the trail.

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