Thursday, January 24, 2013

Red Bluff Magnificence

I went on a brief road trip with a friend of mine last Tuesday. We traveled to Mississippi so we could visit Red Bluff. This is one of the photos I took. Scroll down to read more about this beautiful place!

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I pulled this description from the Roadside America website. Red Bluff is located in Newsom, Mississippi.

‘Red Bluff is called "The Grand Canyon of Mississippi". This natural canyon is formed by the erosion of millions of years accumulation of river and airborne dirt. It is over 150 feet deep, 1/2 mile wide and nearly a mile long. It gets larger with every rainstorm. The most striking feature of this wonder is the huge variety of colors in the soils. The large trees at the bottom did not grow there but slid downslope as the canyon walls eroded.

The state had to relocate MS Hwy. 587 several times, finally moving the road about 1/4 of a mile back. The original road is now closed to through traffic and is used at both ends for parking. Red Bluff Park is clearly marked. A short walk from the parking area brings you to the precipice. Rugged trails wind down to the bottom on both the north and south ends of the canyon. Some people climb the cliffs and carve their initials in the soft cliff face. [Tophat Arte, 06/26/2008]’

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The brown flat shape in the upper right hand corner of the photo below is the old road that has partially fallen into the canyon. It’s incredible!

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We also walked on the trail that’s supposed to lead down into the canyon where there’s a creek, but the trail wasn’t clearly marked and we were worried about getting lost.

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We found a photo shy friend. He didn’t want his picture taken.

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If you have a chance to visit this gorgeous place, you definitely should. Words just can’t explain how big or how lovely it is! Just to give you an idea of scale, those pine trees at the bottom are fully grown!

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11 comments:

Darlene said...

Just gorgeous! Your pics are way better than the ones I got when we visited. Love it

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wowwwwwwwwwwww!! What a GORGEOUS place!! LOVING the photos!!!!

Mitra Pratt said...

Rocks ROCK! Love it! Have already been enjoying your photos on facebook! Thanks for the great post!

Debbie P said...

Awesome photos! I want to go!! tfs

Arti said...

Your photo shy friend is very cute. The canyon is very interesting and huge. The variety of the colors in the soil fascinates me and so does that fallen patch of road. Amazing place, just goes to show that we have so many wonders in the world. Many thanks for the tour, loved it!

Doreen Vasquez said...

Definitely looks like a beautiful place to visit! We've been to the Grand Canyon and when I saw your pictures the first thing I thought was "looks like the Grand Canyon". Funny to read that it IS the Grand Canyon, but just Mississippi's version.
You took some really beautiful pictures!!!

Cindy deRosier said...

Beautiful! I love visiting places like that.

Tracey Sabella said...

You've been on some amazing trips lately. What gorgeous photos!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Joy said...

Wow such amazing photos, looks like a great place to visit.

Nancy Keslin aka Homesclscrapper said...

gorgeous photos.

Tamika said...

Wow you got some magnificent shots! I wish we could travel a lot more.