More Adventures with Daisy 2007-08 travel blog

Trail to Canyon Floor

Canyon Floor

Canyon Wall

Canyon Wall

Canyon Wall

Canyon Wall

Canyon Wall

Canyon Wall

Canyon Wall

Canyon Wall

Canyon Wall

Canyon Wall

Canyon Wall

Canyon Wall

Armadillo


This morning I drove to Providence Canyon State Park (www.gastateparks.org), which is off GA 27 west of Lumpkin, Georgia. It is called Georgia's "Little Grand Canyon" but the deepest gully is only 150 feet. These gullies were caused by erosion due to poor farming practices in the 1800s.

The park does not have RV camp sites so I just explored a little while. There was a sign stating that RV camping is available at Florence Marina State Park. I took the 1.5-mile trail to the canyon floor. There wasn't much to see from there -- just a trickle of water and thick trees hiding the canyon walls. I was a bit disappointed because I had hoped to see the dramatic colors of the walls from there.

I drove back to the picnic area near the entrance and decided to take the nature trail from there. Am I ever glad I did!! The views were outstanding.

While I was on the canyon rim trail I heard a rustling nearby. I checked it out and discovered an armadillo. That's the first live one I've ever seen. All the others I've seen were road kill.

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