Archive for April 2015

Sipsey Wilderness Dedication Ceremony, May 17

On May 17, 2015, Wild South will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Sipsey Wilderness with a dedication of a new kiosk at the Borden Creek Trailhead in the Bankhead National Forest.  A plaque in honor of former Congressman Ronnie Gene Flippo of Florence, Alabama, the sponsor of legislation that expanded the Sipsey Wilderness in…

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A child of Bankhead Forest calls for humility, responsibility

Decatur Daily By Catherine Godbey Staff Writer Posted: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 12:15 am Sodden leaves muffled Charles Borden’s steps as he nimbly crossed the land, ducking under fallen limbs and weaving a path between century-old oak and walnut trees. He paused briefly to point out a single yellow wildflower beneath the canopy of leaves.…

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Hikes Across America

by Nkrumah Frazier, Wild South MS Outreach Coordinator In today’s fast paced world it seems that everyone is always busy. Even when we are not “on the clock” many of us still check in with what’s going on at work. Technology has made it possible for us to contact one another instantaneously with the push…

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Hike to Indian Tomb Hollow, Bankhead National Forest, April 25

Springtime would not be complete without a trip to Indian Tomb Hollow Saturday, April 25 9:00 a.m. Warrior Mountains Trading Company Group size is limited, advance sign-up required: janice@wildsouth.org or 256-974-6166.  Please include your phone number Leader:  Janice Barrett Distance:  3-4 miles roundtrip Moderately challenging Ages 10 and over With its legendary cultural history, amazing geology…

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Sipsey Wilderness Workday April 18

Join Wild South for one more day of privet-pulling on Thompson Creek! Saturday, April 18 8:30 a.m. Wild South office in Wren, Alabama Sign up at janice@wildsouth.org or 256-974-6166 Wild South’s 2009-10 survey of the non-native invasive plant populations in the Sipsey Wilderness revealed that Chinese privet is the #1 threat to native ecosystems and…

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Sipsey Fork float trip (AL), April 18

 Sipsey Fork canoe and kayak trip, Bankhead National Forest (Alabama) 9:30 a.m. Sipsey Recreation Area canoe launch (directions below) Sign up at janice@wildsouth.org or 256-974-6166.  Group size is limited and advance sign-up is required.  Include # of people, # of boats and phone number. Bring your kayak or canoe and join us on Saturday, April…

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Anitsalagi Tsunatseli Deganvnv

“Before there were roads, there were only trails. Before there were wheels, there were only hooves, feet and paws. Before the earth was overpopulated and became dominated by technology, there were long established travel-ways on all continents. Before the Norsemen and Columbus found “North America” (the original name being lost), the continent was crisscrossed by a trail system chiseled into the earth…

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