2018 Field Trips

  • Providence Canyon State Park - April 2018

    Providence Canyon - State Outdoor Recreation Area

    Dates: Saturday, April 14, 2018 (tentative)

    Contact: Jim Harrison (right click to copy email address)

    From the State Parks Web Site "Georgia’s “Little Grand Canyon” is a testament to the power of man’s influence on the land. Massive gullies as deep as 150 feet were caused simply by poor farming practices during the 1800s, yet today they make some of the prettiest photographs within the state. 

    Providence Canyon 1 - From the GA State Parks web site

    The rare Plumleaf Azalea grows only in this region and blooms during July and August when most azaleas have lost their color. The canyon soil’s pink, orange, red and purple hues make a beautiful natural painting at this quiet park.

    Providence Canyon 2 - From the GA State Parks web site

    Visitors can enjoy views of the canyons from the rim trail, taking care to stay behind fences and off the fragile canyon edge. Hikers who explore the deepest canyons will usually find a thin layer of water along the trail, indication of the water table below. Guests who hike to canyons 4 and 5 may want to join the Canyon Climbers Club. Backpackers can stay overnight along the backcountry trail which highlights portions of the canyon and winds through mixed forest. Camping, cottages and efficiency units are available nearby at Florence Marina State Park on 45,000 acre Lake Walter F. George.

    Providence Canyon 3 - From the GA State Parks web site


    Hours
    Outdoor Recreation Area 7 a.m.–6 p.m.

    Visitor Center
    September 15–April 14 Wednesday–Sunday 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
    April 15–September 14 Wednesday–Sunday 8 a.m.–9 p.m.
    (subject to change)

    Fees & Passes
    $5 parking. Annual passes available.

    Phone Numbers
    Outdoor Recreation Area 229-838-6202
    Reservations 800-864-7275

    Address
    8930 Canyon Road
    Lumpkin, GA 31815
    (Stewart County)

  • Savannah, GA ~ June 2018

    The Savannah trip dates are set: Depart Atlanta June 8th around 10 AM and return June 10th around 5 PM. I would like to encourage those who wish to go to try to carpool when possible. Hotel information will be provided soon as well as the itinerary. If a member is interested they can email or call me: mike5467@sbcglobal.net 

    812-459-0577.

    Leader: Mike Shaefer

  • Sweetwater Creek State Park: Date TBD

    Field trips are now being planned for 2018. Please check back.

    Leader: Janerio Morgan

  • Simpson Farm: Date TBD

    Field trips are now being planned for 2018. Please check back.

    Leader: Al McLeod

  • Air Show: Date TBD

    Field trips are now being planned for 2018. Please check back.

    Leader: Rohit Kamboj


  • Volunteer to Lead a Trip

    Additional field trips are being planned for 2018. Please check back.

    To volunteer please contact Mike Shaefer.

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