Friday, June 12, 2009

Dismals Canyon

The Dismals Canyon, located in Northwest Alabama about 30 miles South of  Muscle Shoals, is an amazingly beautiful place unlike anything I have ever seen in this area. It is located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, so there are lots of beautiful rock formations, streams, caves and waterfalls. 

It was first inhabited by a tribe of Paleo Indians nearly 10,000 years ago, and later by the Pueblo, Chickasaw and Cherokee Indians. There is a lot of history there, yet it's not a state park. It's privately owned and operated. I highly recommend making a drive up there some lazy afternoon. The trail is only 1.5 miles, so it's a relatively short hike. 

Here are some photos from last weekends trip. CAleb and his cousin Laina were our guides;)



Jill said...

Love these pics! We will definitely be checking this place out. This is just the kind of thing our family loves. Thanks for sharing.

Kesler Crew said...

We have fond memories of this place. Great pics, looks like you guys were having an awesome time. What a beautiful day! I can't wait to take our boys there one day.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS PLACE!!! Paulo and I used to go every summer and camp and canoe. That was before he started working at WCBI and we had the weekends together. It is a beautiful place!