(Photo from summer 2018 Wild Wednesday hike. Swimming not required in November!)

Join Wild South staff in a celebration hike:  The 50th year of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act

Saturday, November 3

9:30 a.m. at the Wild South office, 552 Lawrence Street, Moulton, Alabama.

Sign up at janice@wildsouth.org or 256-974-6166.  Advance registration is required.  Please include phone number.

Destination:  Sipsey Fork at the old Low Pressure bridge

Leader:  Janice Barrett

Distance:  Approx. 2 miles roundtrip

Level of Challenge:  Moderate

All ages welcome

The Sipsey Fork of the Black Warrior River is the only Wild and Scenic River in Alabama.  It was designated as such on the same year as the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act was approved by Congress.

The part of the river we will walk to on this hike is on the south side of Sipsey Fork, accessed by an old road from Winston County Road 2.  If it makes sense to meet the group somewhere along the way rather than coming to Moulton, please indicate when signing up.

The hike will include an optional brief foray into a nearby canyon.  There will be creek crossings and very slick rocks and stunning scenery.

The access road after turning off of County Road is unpaved and there is a very steep, rutted section.  Driving your highest-clearance vehicle is recommended.  For instance, a Prius could be problematic, but a Subaru Legacy station wagon does ok.  SUVs and pick-up trucks will do fine.  If all you have is a low-clearance vehicle, come anyway!  We’ll get you down that hill, and back up, too.

Bring a small backpack with lunch, snacks, water.

Wear shoes or boots that have good traction and can get wet.

No dogs or smoking on this hike, please.