Botanical hike with Kevin England in Sipsey Wilderness, March 31

Botanical hike on Thompson Creek, Sipsey Wilderness

Saturday, March 31

9:00 a.m.

Wild South office, 552 Lawrence Street, downtown Moulton, Alabama

Sign up at janice@wildsouth.org or 256-974-6166.  Group size is strictly limited to 10 and advance registration is required.

Leader:  Kevin England

Distance:  5 miles, roundtrip

Level of Challenge:  Moderately challenging

If you have an interest in native plants, this is the hike for you.  Thompson Creek is famous for its botanical diversity, and springtime is showtime!  Under the expert guidance and eye of botanist Kevin England, hikers will learn to identify native plants in this spectacular setting.

The hike will begin at Thompson Creek trailhead (Sipsey Wilderness Trail 206) on the western side of the Wilderness and proceed for about 2.75 or  miles to Ship Rock. 

Be prepared for the weather and dress accordingly.  The trail is rocky and rooty and slippery in some places and there are a few minor creek crossings.  Footwear should be sturdy and protective with good, reliable tread.

Bring a daypack with lunch, snacks and drinking water.

After signing up, meet Kevin and your group at the Wild South office (see map link and address above) at 9:00 a.m.

Wild South hikes are free of charge and are supported entirely by individual donations.  There will be a donation bucket on the picnic table in the office for those who care to contribute.  Thank you!