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Saturday Hike: Providence Canyon
|Event Location:||Lumpkin, GA|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Oct 29 2016 10:30 am >> Sat, Oct 29 2016 3:30 pm (Carpool Departure: 8:00 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Tue, Oct 18 2016 8:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sat, Oct 29 2016 4:00 am|
|Event Duration:||5 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D4: Moderate to Difficult|
|Trip Leader(s):||Richard A. Zalik|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||16|
|Minimum Group Size:||4|
|Number Registered So Far:||16 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
Providence Canyon State Park was established in 1971 to preserve the unique scenic beauty of "Georgia's Little Grand Canyon." Due to poor farming practices by early settlers, the soft soil began washing away in the early 1800s when trees were cleared to plant crops. By 1850, ditches three- to five-feet-deep had been cut into the land. Today some of them are as deep as 150 feet and have interesting colors of pink, orange, red, and purple. A surprising feature of the park is the perpetually wet canyon floor. The exposed water table creates a pretty pattern in the sand, called a "braided stream."
|How to Get There:|
Providence Canyon State Park
- From the park and ride, go South on I-85 and drive approximately 45 miles to I-185 South
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||268Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||8:00 am|
|Carpool Location:||Log in for location|
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|Carpool Cost:||Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $107.20 using a reimbursement rate guideline of $0.400 per mile. The total amount should be divided by the number of people in the vehicle, including the driver. This is a guideline, not a rule, for drivers but the cost should not be higher unless there are extenuating circumstances.|
Free, but there is a $5.00 parking fee per car, if you do not already have a Georgia State Park parking pass.
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