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Guided Hike in the Bankhead National Forest (5/4)
May 4, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
(Photo courtesy of W. Naylor)
Join us for a guided hike to Indian Tomb Hollow in the Bankhead National Forest
Spring would not be complete without a hike to this special place!
Saturday, May 4th
Where to Meet: The Wild South Office (552 Lawrence St., Moulton, AL) at 9:30 AM.
Hike Details: Indian Tomb Hollow is a fascinating and beautiful place, with its legendary cultural history, amazing geology and rich botanical diversity. Our hike will begin at the limestone glade near the gate on Alexander Motorway and proceed up the old road alongside Gillespie Creek. We will make stops at the marker tree and Gillespie Cemetery. In one mile, the route will leave the road for a narrow trail into the forest which leads upstream on Gillespie Creek.
Level of Difficulty: This hike will be approximately 3-4 miles roundtrip, and is rated as moderately challenging. All ages are welcome. Be prepared for wet, slippery terrain, rocks, and creek crossings. A large portion of this hike will be off-trail.
What to Bring: A backpack with lunch, snacks, and plenty of drinking water. Wear sturdy footwear with good traction. We recommend wool socks, and long pants. Rubber boots are NOT recommended.
Tick Protection: For protection against ticks, we recommend Permanone or Sawyers. These are effective permethrin products to be sprayed on clothing only (NOT on skin), and must be left to dry for 4 hours prior to wearing. These products don’t have a strong odor (like other sprays), allowing you to enjoy all the good smells of the forest.
Cost: Wild South hikes are always free of charge, but your donation in the bucket on the picnic table will be gratefully received! We offer these hikes in the Bankhead National Forest the first and last Saturday of each month, as part of our Alabama Outreach & Education Program.
RSVP Required: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (256) 974-6166. Please include your phone number when signing up.
(Don’t forget to check out this week’s episode of “The Fight for Alabama’s Last Wild Places,” a podcast by Anne Bailey of Present Tense Media, featuring the stories of Alabama’s Wilderness Warriors)