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From the Feb. 26, 2014 issue of The Journal
By Richard Harris
   Providence Canyon State Recreation Area in Stewart County is open to visitors year round, but a couple of times per year the site offers a special Geology Day Hike, which is guided by Rich McWilliams, a retired geology professor who has studied the “Little Grand Canyon” extensively through the years.
   McWilliams leads hikers down into the canyon while giving them a walking geology lesson, which allows them to not only experience the beauty of the 150-foot tall walls, but also to learn about how they formed.
   “The hike was extremely informative and simplified for someone who doesn’t know a lot about canyons and how they are formed,” said Kim Long of Buena Vista, who was one of the hikers.
   Fellow hiker Bethany Howard, also of Buena Vista, was there with ... Online subscribers click here for the rest of the story.

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