Little River Canyon

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Last weekend, Cindy and I spent the weekend visiting the Little River Canyon located near Fort Payne, Alabama. We rented a small cabin and spent Friday hiking around the Canyon.

Little River is unique because it flows for most of its length atop Lookout Mountain in northeast Alabama. In 1992 it was established as a National Preserve under the National Park System to protect and preserve the natural, scenic, recreational and cultural resources of the area.

 

 

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The water is really down during this time of the year, so we were able to walk down the middle of  the river bed in some places. How would would you like to have a view like the guy up on the top of this cliff. I hope that no one in the family sleep walks.

 

 

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Late Friday evening we ended up at the falls. Cindy was intrigued by the formations of the rocks and asked me to try and capture it. That’s one thing good about the water being down. Normally you would miss a lot of the detail in these rocks.

 

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While hiking I came across this wooded area and had to try out this style.

 

 

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This is the same image processed in Snap Art.

 

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We stayed in a cabin at Bear Creek which is owned and operated by Randy & Sandy Galloway. They have purchased original pioneer cabins and reconstructed them with the typical modern conveniences on their property a top Lookout Mountain near the canyon.

 

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Saturday morning we visited several shops in the small town of Mentone, before making it back to the cabin to enjoy the SEC Championship game. Cindy and several friends went to the beach back in September. While on their trip they stopped at a winery and purchased this bottle of Chardonnay in Alabama colors titled Champions and she has been saving especially for the SEC Game. Wow, what a game!

 

Champions
Champions

 

 

 

 

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12 thoughts on “Little River Canyon

  1. Little River Canyon looks like a really nice place, and you really got some lovely photos from the weekend. I completely love the blurred woods, in particularly the first one marked number 04.

  2. Wonderful series, as always! I’m so glad you pointed out the house at the top of the cliff, because I never would have noticed it. Wow! They must have some view from up there! I especially love the one of the waterfall, though. It’s so striking, with the falling water and all the swirly, striated lines of the rock.

    1. Thanks Caryn! It is odd seeing “new” house at a National Preserve I guess, but this is also a relatively new park. So I guess that they were here before. You are right, they hay a very nice view. It was so late that I almost didn’t shoot the waterfall. I’m glad that I did.

  3. Great series of shots Phillip. I love #4…beautiful abstract. I just post an image along the same lines today. I guess great minds think alike 🙂

  4. I grew up in Centre, Alabama, at the foot of Lookout Mountain. I have hiked Little River Canyon from one end to the other. I’ve been away for 30+ years, but I stop at the falls each time I go home. It’s my favorite place on earth.

    1. Oh that is beautiful country up there Chris. My wife and I really enjoy visiting. We live south of Birmingham around Helena. Since you are a native from there, I was wondering if you ever had a problem with all of those alligators that Bear Grylls (Man VS Wild) warn us about in the swamps around Little River? LOL

      Thanks for visiting!

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