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Little River Canyon National Preserve – Albama

River-CanyonTucked away in the northeast corner of Alabama near the Georgia border, Little River Canyon is an isolated oasis carved into a mountain. During the spring runoff, a handful of daredevil kayakers descend the canyon’s steep walls into a cauldron of class V whitewater. The wild serpent that rages within the gorge is occasionally tamed, easing into calm stretches of stream riffles and calm pools that lure seekers of solitude.

Above the canyon rim, hardwood trees nestle atop bluffs in the forested uplands of the Appalachian Plateau. Little River Falls blasts water onto the rocks like a steam furnace, creating a hovering vapor cloud of mist. Rock climbers, hikers, and nature photographers will find mountain nirvana in the heart of Dixie.

rock-girls

Areas of rock girls

rock-girlsA flat terrain full of rocks girls (smaller than a handball or handball ball) due to soft mineral (conglomerate, limestone, etc.). Usually easy to navigate, but hunting for the joints. However, if these are lining a slope, the issue was more complicated. Therefore:

  • Post is not impossible, but degrades much this type of soil, in addition to fatigue (each step is small collapses beneath our feet that make us somewhat to above).
  • Lower when the stones are small, although it is easy (can be sliding, digging their heels, especially on boulders boys) also impacts seriously on this ground, eroding it too much.

What to do in an unexpected rain?

“There’s nothing like a nice cabin in which to spend the night on the mountain or forest.

However, cabins always have on hand. We can not always spend the night indoors, and in some cases not even have much equipment to do it.

We sleep under the stars, or we can try to endure a rainy night, but the best way to spend the night when we have no shelter, cabin or tent, is building a shelter itself, and the best way to do this is with some ponchos .