2012 BMW CCA HOD Dismals Canyon Fun Run
|Registration Closed:||August 17, 2012 11:59 PM CDT|
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Dismals Canyon Fun Run
Come join us for a scenic drive through Bankhead National Forest, lunch at Chef Troy's and a step back in time! A trip to Dismals Canyon is our next upcoming fun run, www.dismalscanyon.com.
Dismals Canyon - located in Northwest Alabama - is an 85 acre Natural Conservatory privately owned and operated. It is not a State Park or National Park. However, it was designated a "National Natural Landmark" in 1975 by the National Natural Landmarks Program. NNLs are administered by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
A 1.5 mile hiking trail on the canyon floor follows the stream through skyreaching boulders, past thundering waterfalls, into a secret world of mossy-green and pearl gray filled with ferns and giant trees.
Summertime finds Dismals Canyon cool and inviting. The temperature on the canyon floor runs some 14 degrees below Alabama's summer average. There are no mosquitoes, flies, or poison oak.
Your visit is a step back to a time when the earth was clean and the water was clear. Aside from the necessary clearing of the trails, the canyon is now - as it has been for centuries - completely natural.
Over 60: $9.00
Under 12: $6.00
NOTE: You might want to bring a change of shoes, a towel, and plastic bag with you in case you get a little mud from the trail. Be sure and bring your camera and hand held radios if you have them.