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"What's a Nankoweap?"

Nankoweap is little-known Grand Canyon trail that's very difficult and is on my bucket list. And if I don't get my derriere in gear pretty quick, it'll have to be taken off my bucket list because of just how difficult it is. The Nankoweap trail is an old indian trail that John Wesley Powell improved in the 1880s.

The trail is named after the Nankoweap Formation which is a 100 meter thick stratum exposed in the Grand Canyon. "Nankoweap" is derived from the Southern Paiute name "Ninkuipi" (meaning "place of echoes").

In addition, a "weap" is where water oozes out between stratum. It's not [normally] a spring, it's a wet area of rock and/or soil.

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Last updated: 2022/07/13 1300