Fish River Canyon is the second largest canyon in the world. Or so we were told. It sounded reasonable to me. It looked pretty big from where I was sitting. The picture is me at the start of the hiking trail which is 80 kilometers (48 miles) long. It takes 5 days to hike it and costs $11 to go on the trip. Sounds like a bargain. I just did not have the time. I probably did not have the energy, either. I was told that we had to carry almost 50 pounds of water for the 5 days, plus gear. The gear I could manage, but I’m not sure I could manage the 50 pounds of water.