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GWH Southeast Region Meetup - Providence Canyon


Looking for another adventure to add to your camping and hiking bucket list? Well, I have the perfect hike for you and this is what I consider to be Georgia’s most unique state park, Providence Canyon. 

Providence Canyon is considered Georgia’s “little Grand Canyon.” It’s only been around since the 1800s and was originally created because of poor farming practices when farmers were not taking the proper steps to avoid soil erosion. Over the year’s constant moving water within the sandstone have naturally carved out these awe-inspiring sandstone canyons.

GWH would like to invite you to join us on an exclusive collaborative camping and hiking event between the Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina chapter groups. We will be reserving several back country campsites for our groups where we are planning an overnight trip for Saturday, March 10th. We will meet up Saturday morning to do some hiking on the and exploring along the White Trail. Then, grab our belongings and backpack 3-4 miles to our campsites along the back country trail. 

If camping and backpacking is not your jam, but you’re still interested in day hiking Providence Canyon you are still more than welcome to join in our day hike. In regards to pacing GWHGA stays together as a group to encourage one another. We are here to spread motivation, positive vibes, and support to our members along the trails. Please mention below in comments that you will be doing this, so then we can plan accordingly for how many to expect for camping purposes. 

The trail we plan to explore Saturday is the White Blaze Canyon Loop trail, which is around 5 miles and considered a moderate hiking trail. The Canyon Loop trail wanders through 9 of the extraordinary canyons, a sandy riverbed of constant moving water along portions of the canyon floors, through a shady forest, and back up to the top where you can peer into the canyon at various overlooks along the edge of the canyon. As you hike into the canyons you will notice how each are dramatically shaped and one of a kind due to the carvings of the constant moving water. These canyons are different from the Grand Canyon though, because Providence Canyon’s walls are made of fragile crumbling sandstone.

All Attendees for day hiking or camping are required to RSVP on the eventbrite as well (link below)
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gwh-southeast-region-official-meet-up-providence-canyon-ga-registration-41642923104
Password: GWHSE

Equipment needed: daypack, sleeping bag, tent/ shelter, sleeping pad, layered clothing, comfy supportive shoes, trekking poles as needed,rain jacket, windproof jacket, flashlight/ headlamp, food and trail snacks, backpack, first aid supplies as needed
If needing some extra equipment feel free to reach out to REI locations because they have availability to rent some equipment. Also, you can try reaching out to GWH members who may have extras that can share or seehttps://www.theadventurejunkies.com/hiking-packing-list/

Overnight Attendees: We are requesting for you to pay your $12 campsite fee at least a week before the event. Your deadline for payment is March 3rd. In order to make your payment see the link below:https://www.paypal.me/WGJones201 

Interested in carpooling? I live in Atlanta so I’m always available if anyone would like ride with me (Shelby DeCusati) or if you’d like to make a trip of it and take several cars up there in groups to shorten your driving trip.

ALL participating hike attendees MUST sign the liability waiver found below. You only need to sign once to be cleared for our GWH meet ups