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On Saturday, March 2, Wild South staff will lead a family-friendly hike in the Bankhead National Forest.

Bankhead Hike for Kids and Families

Saturday, March 2

9:30 a.m.

Distance:  Under 2.5 miles

Rating:  Moderately easy

Leader:  Janice Barrett

All ages

Group size is limited and advance sign-up is required:  janice@wildsouth.org.  Groups with at least one young person under 18 get priority on the list.

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First stop:  Hepsidam gumpond to check on the Spotted salamander eggs!  Then we will continue driving to a trail that is spectacular with all things that make our Bankhead National Forest the wonder it is:  waterfalls, creeks, Eastern hemlock forest, old-growth hardwoods and canyons!  This will be an exploration suitable for all ages and most abilities.

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Be prepared for wet, slippery terrain and rocks.  Wear clothes layered for warmth and sturdy footwear with good traction.

Bring a backpack lunch, snacks, drinking water.

After signing up, meet up at the Warrior Mountains Trading Company at 11312 AL Hwy. 33, Moulton, AL.  Park on the south end of the store close to the building and come into the store.  Gather at the Wild South picnic table in the back of the store.  We will rendezvous here at 9:30 before embarking on our adventure!

Wild South hikes are free of charge, but your donation in the bucket on the picnic table will be gratefully received and put to work locally!