Little River Canyon Field School
A Project of Jacksonville State University's
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Photo Album

Terrapin Creek Canoe Trip
On May 15, 2004, Field School Coordinator Renee Morrison and JSU student worker Chris Raney lead 28 paddling enthusiast down Terrapin Creek. The day was filled with interpretive opportunities as the group encountered wildflowers, colorful songbirds, snakes, turtles, and giant alligator gar. 
Getting started at Terrapin Creek Paddlers on Terrapin Creek Large mussel & tiny turtle
Lunch along river Relaxing on the river Group photo

Bilingual Spanish-English Hike (para los personas hablas Espanol)
On April 24, 2004, Professor Kelly Gregg, along with students Anielka Lacayo from Nicaragua and Cristina Almanza from Mexico, guided participants through Little River Canyon; the deepest and longest mountain-top river canyon in the eastern United States.  “The hike was an enormous success with nearly 30 participants, two-thirds of whom were Hispanic,” said Pete Conroy, director of JSU'S Field Schools. “Some said it was the first time they had felt embraced and acknowledged as community members.”
Spanish-English tour of DeSoto & Little River Along the Azaela Cascade, DeSoto State Park Bilingual Hiker en el Parque Estatal de Soto
Pinhoti Trail Hike:  Dugger Mountain
Keith Hudson of the Anniston Outdoor Association led the Dugger Mountain/Pinhoti Trail hike on April 17, 2004. Hikers gathered at the Pink E. Burns historic trapper cabin where Renee Morrison shared some folklore and legends about the Rabbittown area. The hikers were amazed at the abundance of blooming wildflowers such as wild iris, wild azalea and wild gardenia, which were identified by botanist, Jason Shelton. Along the trail they met a golden garter snake and several species of birds including indigo bunting, scarlet  tanager, and rose-breasted grosbeak.
 
Hikers at Pinky Burns Cabin Copper garter snake along Pinhoti Trail Pinhoti Trail Hikers, April 17, 2004
Deep Canyon Hike
On April 3, 2004 JSU's Dr. Kelly Gregg was joined by about 30 hikers along a challenging route through Little River Canyon from Powell Trail to Eberhart Point. Along the way, Dr. Gregg explained the geologic history of the canyon. 
 
Winter Hike
Geologist Kelly Gregg and Naturalist Renee Morrison were joined by a small band of enthusiastic hikers on a 6-mile adventure through Little River Canyon on February 14, 2004. The gray sky didn't keep this group inside while they explored the geology and history of the canyon, listened to the drum of woodpeckers and the call of flickers, and marveled over the tiny Lycopodium, one of the oldest plant species in our area.
 
Icy Morning
A chilly morning hike at DeSoto State Park on January 14, 2004 was filled with ice, mist, and beauty on Lookout Mountain.
 
Little River Canyon Falls
Record breaking rains caused these awesome views of Little River Falls on June 19, 2003.
 

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Environmental Policy & Information Center
Jacksonville State University
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Jacksonville, AL  36265
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Last update: June 1, 2004