We had never heard of Phil Campbell, Alabama when we were told to report there for disaster relief work. In fact, people kept asking where we were serving and it took me several days to remember the name when asked. Phil Campbell is recently in the news for the damage they sustained from the April tornadoes. Prior to the storms, Phil Campbell may also be known for being the site of a beautiful and unique National Natural Landmark, Dismals Canyon. After a long day of debris removal, we drove just a few minutes down the road and camped for the night at this beautiful site. One reason we chose to camp there is because they have these “dismalites” that are a unique “glow worm” like insect that light up the canyon wall overnight. We saw them on the evening tour and tried to take photos, but they do not photograph. Below are the pictures we took the next day while hiking through the canyon. Enjoy!
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