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Providence Canyon

Lumpkin, GA, USA - December 05, 2020
Exactly a week from graduation and the tempo to travel at the highest, I just came to know about Georgia’s "Little Grand Canyon" - how could we have missed that? Practically my last trip in Georgia (as a student ;))

 Providence Canyon’s colo... Providence Canyon. MemExp Blog Providence Canyon’s colorful, sculpted walls carve through a sandy, stream-filled landscape in the southwest corner of the state! It’s an excellent spot for photography and exploration in an ever-evolving landscape of loose sandstone and trickling water.

 So here starts the road ... Providence Canyon. MemExp Blog So here starts the road trip to the canyon while me faking a serious face!

 Most important food pit ... Providence Canyon. MemExp Blog Most important food pit stops before the long hikes!

So here we start the trek with prayers to Mata ji!

 Twinning with @<a href='... Providence Canyon. MemExp Blog Twinning with @SwatiGhosh

 As a matter of fact thes... Providence Canyon. MemExp Blog As a matter of fact these canyons are not 100 percent natural. Water carved them in the early 1800s, as a result of poor farming practices. The exposed sandstone dates to nearly 70 million years ago, layered in colorful deposits of minerals.

 Cheap Bollywood movie po... Providence Canyon. MemExp Blog Cheap Bollywood movie poster?

 Some massive gullies her... Providence Canyon. MemExp Blog Some massive gullies here are as deep as 150 feet!!!

 Leaving no opportunity f... Providence Canyon. MemExp Blog Leaving no opportunity for a photo-op

 Fragile layers of sandst... Providence Canyon. MemExp Blog Fragile layers of sandstone form the walls of these canyons. There are total nine canyons numbered 1-9 and this was my favorite and most grand!

 The exposed sandstone da... Providence Canyon. MemExp Blog The exposed sandstone dates to nearly 70 million years ago, layered in colorful deposits of minerals.

 The hike then descends t... Providence Canyon. MemExp Blog The hike then descends through a shady forest ...

 and also follows a sandy... Providence Canyon. MemExp Blog and also follows a sandy riverbed into some of the canyons.

 In the hike, we firstly ... Providence Canyon. MemExp Blog In the hike, we firstly see the canyons from the bottom, which over several centuries have been eroded grain by grain

 These impressive canyons... Providence Canyon. MemExp Blog These impressive canyons were created not by the action of a river over millions of years but by rainwater runoff from farm fields in less than a century. Interestingly, Providence Canyon continues to erode.

Given the setting, we also recorded a dance video for @JayatiChhabra

 And ofcourse and like al... Providence Canyon. MemExp Blog And ofcourse and like always, had some fun with the drone :)

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 And ending the trek with... Providence Canyon. MemExp Blog And ending the trek with some beautiful pics ...

 .... before the sunset .... Providence Canyon. MemExp Blog .... before the sunset ....

 .... when the rocks star... Providence Canyon. MemExp Blog .... when the rocks started to change the color!

 One more pro of staying ... Providence Canyon. MemExp Blog One more pro of staying till the sunset and waiting till it got dark was

 the opportunity to obser... Providence Canyon. MemExp Blog the opportunity to observe the starry sky since no city lights to pollute till miles

 Ending the trip with a f... Providence Canyon. MemExp Blog Ending the trip with a filling and rewarding thai dinner!

 Memories shared with  @<... Providence Canyon. MemExp Blog Memories shared with @MukulRaghav, @JayatiChhabra, @SwatiGhosh while drinking champagne to celebrate graduation :)

 
 
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