Tallulah Gorge

by rmajor

The fourth and final stop on my Canyon Climbers Club tour was Tallulah Gorge. This is the gorge crossed by famed tightrope walker Karl Wallenda.

This plaque commemorates his feat.

The tower on the North Rim still remains, now laid over on its side. I tried in vain to find video on the internet of Wallenda’s walk across the [...]

Providence Canyon

by rmajor

The third stop on my Canyon Climbers Club tour was Providence Canyon. This is often referred to as “The Little Grand Canyon.” The canyon is actually a big erosion gully caused by poor farming practices.

One of the most baffling things I ran into upon my descent into the canyon was figuring out where the trail was. [...]

Cloudland Canyon

by rmajor

 The second stop on my Canyon Climbers Club Challenge was Cloudland Canyon. I had actually been here a few days before climbing Amicalola Falls, but chose not to attempt the descent into the canyon due to threatening weather conditions. Knowing I had been there and hadn’t made the climb left me feeling like I had unfinished [...]

Amicalola Falls

by rmajor

 This is Amicalola Falls. It’s one of my favorite places to go hiking. At 729 feet, Amicalola Falls is the tallest waterfall east of the Rockies. Climbing to the top of this waterfall involves hiking a 1 mile trail from the Visitors Center to the base of the falls and then climbing a 604 step staircase.

 This [...]