For this blog category, “Countdown to Christmas: Our Travel Tree & Georgia State Parks,” each day between December 1 and 25, I take a pic of a state park ornament on our Travel Tree and briefly highlight that park.
Providence Canyon State Park in southwest Georgia near Lumpkon is one of our state’s most visually stunning parks. And yet it’s here because of man’s misuse of the land! Often called Georgia’s “Little Grand Canyon,” Providence Canyon “is a testament to the power of man’s influence on the land. Massive gullies as deep as 150 feet were caused simply by poor farming practices during the 1800s, yet today they make some of the prettiest photographs within the state.” (Park website). The geological formations caused by massive erosion are indeed extraordinary to behold.
Robert and I hiked the upper rim trail to start our visit.
Just crazy how close the path was to the canyon edges! I kept yelling at Robert, trying recklessly to snap the perfect photo, to “Get back! Are you crazy?!”
Down at the canyon floor, looking up, the colors were amazing, and the water table produced trickling streams we had to navigate.
For some reason (childhood issues?), Robert wanted to see how far he could back into a crevice in the canyon …
(Sometimes in a relationship, you just have to go with it.)
Man’s Botching Up.
Nature’s Boundless Beauty.
If you’re interested here’s a short article with more about Providence Canyon…