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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Providence Canyon
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Oct 28 2006  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Oct 27 2006 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:20
Minimum Group Size:8
Number Registered So Far: 21 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Moderate 6 Miles

NOTE: My hikes are more leisurely 1.5 to 2 miles an hour....with plenty of breaks for water and snacks....if you are fast hiker and wants to hike fast, or power hiker, this may not be the hike for you.

From the visitor center we will walk down to the canyon and well walk along all the canyons (they all have a different scenery) and then off to the trail, well briefly walk on a shallow river bed, and then in to the forrest. walking on the trail youll find some trails of Armadillo, well pass 3 primitive campsites, and well gradually go up hill and well have our first look of the canyon from the top. (Youll see a stop sign) well have lunch here since its quite scenic. From there well go down the trail briefly and back up again walking along a breathtaking view of the canyon on your left side. soon youll come to an area where there is abandoned cars youll see some of trees growing out of the car, from there well hike along the canyon edges (dont worry there is a nice wooden fence built by the state park) will hike for few more miles enjoying the views and eventually back to the visitor center. (This State Park is still one of my favorites)

If you enjoy nature photography youll enjoy this hike.

Required Items to Bring:
Plenty of water (2 litters minimum). Good Hiking shoes (since we will be working in shallow river bed I recommend water proof shoes or sandals in the area of water). Trekking poles. Backpack would be better than a small fanny pack. Try to dress in layers, last year around this time it was in the mid 70s. Please DO NOT forget your lunch and water.
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:Lumpkin, GA, 912-838-6202 10:45 a.m. Providence Canyon State Park, Visitor Center. (They have a nice little display about the animal habitation and has a small film explaining how the canyon was formed) From Hotel, go South on I-75 through downtown Atlanta. Stay on I-85 After you pass I-285 drive approx 52 miles to I-185 South, Drive through Columbus, Just before you get to the entrance of Fort Benning, Exit #1 on to 27/280, go South on 27/280 for approx 12 miles, 27 and 280 separates, stay on 27, drive approx 19 miles, just before city of Lumpkin, turn right onto 39C (Youll see the sign for Providence Canyon State Conservation Park) drive approx 7 miles to the park. As you enter the visitor center is about 1 mile. Please pay Parking fee.


Are Dogs Permitted? No.

Will this event occur rain or shine? No, not if heavy thunderstorms are forecast.

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