Everyone that stays in Red Bay goes to the cemetary, especially on Memorial Day. This is the only known coon dog burial place in the US. It's a serious place as you can tell by the grave markers and flowers. Here are photos of our little trip this afternoon.
Monday, May 30, 2016
Sunday afternoon, our friends Bob & Jan here in the RV park invited us to go on hike at Dismals Canyon. We did not know what we were in for but away we went. Dismals Canyon is a National Natural Landmark located near Phil Campbell, Alabama. The lodge is operated by a private company and there was an entrance fee. We walked/hiked the official canyon trail but it went on some distance beyond the end. There is a creek that follows the canyon. The trail had some climbing, lots of boulders to squeeze through and it followed both sides of the creek. The trail is a total of 1.5 miles but we walked more than that distance in about four hours.
They have guided night walks to see the Dismalites. Past twilight the canyon lights up with tiny bioluminescent creatures we call Dismalites. These "glowworms" require a select habitat to survive and are unique to only a few places on Earth.
|You can learn more about the canyon at www.dismalscanyon.com|
|Jan & Bob are full time RVers like us. |
We met them last month when they were also here watching the build of their new Allegro Bus.
They received their Bus last week and we are still waiting.
|We had to go over & under a few obstacles|
|The lodge & store where you enter|