We had planned to go to Providence Canyon to day hike and when the roads looked so much better on Saturday, we decided to go for it, thinking that the snow on the canyon walls would be a nice contrast. That was somewhat of an understatement.
This was the first time that B and I had ever been here. Our friends had been here once before. It is off the beaten path, so to speak, and you have to intend to go there to go there. But it is well worth it. However, I think we saw it at its absolute best and as such, I have no desire to go back.
These are the public restrooms. The roof had a thick coat of snow.
The visitor’s center is closed because of budget cuts. We were amused to see an FSU Outdoor Pursuits van in the parking lot. Our older son has driven that van with students to this very backpack hiking location.
The White Trail may have been white on the sides, but it was red clay mud in the middle.
This stream runs through the bottom of the canyon.
There is no bridge.
Snow-melt ran down the sloped trail to join the stream.
It was pretty soupy in places.
Gotta love Gore-tex boots.