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Wild Wednesday Hikes to Borden Creek & Sipsey Fork
July 10, 2019 @ 9:30 am
Come Adventure with Wild South!
Wednesday, July 10th
Hike #1 to Borden Creek
Our hike will begin at the Borden Creek trailhead on Bunyan Hill Rd, on the eastern side of the Sipsey Wilderness. We will follow trail 200 through the forest along Borden Creek, stopping to admire sandstone bluffs and rock formations. We will pass through the Fat Man’s Squeeze (a narrow, 30-foot-long sandstone tunnel), and admire the dramatic scenery on the other side. Hikers will also have a chance to get in the creek!
Leader: Kim Waites
Distance: Approx. 3 miles roundtrip
Hike #2 to Sipsey Fork
The Sipsey Recreation Area Trail follows the Sipsey Fork downstream on the southern edge of the Sipsey Wilderness. This winding trail curves in and out of coves characterized by waterfalls and old-growth trees. We will be in the water for much of the hike back upstream as we navigate from one sandbar to another (water level permitting), and will end our hike with a scenic lunch at the swimming hole!
Leader: Janice Barrett
Distance: 1.5 miles or less with longer option
Fee: There is a $3 per car day-use fee
Instructions for Both Hikes
Where to Meet: Meet at 9:30 am at the Wild South office (552 Lawrence St., Moulton, AL)
What to Wear: Wear comfortable shoes & clothing for summertime hiking, and expect to get wet!
What to Bring: Bring a backpack with snacks, lunch, and plenty of drinking water. If you are allergic to insect stings, don’t forget your Epi-Pen. (We kindly request no dogs or smoking on Wild Wednesday hikes.)
Hike Difficulty: All Wild Wednesday hikes are appropriate for most ages and abilities. Hikes are rated as moderate, and follow trails that can be rough and rocky. Destinations are subject to change according to weather, water levels, and road/trail conditions. Expect to get wet!!
RSVP Required: For questions or to sign up, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (256) 974-6166. When signing up, please be include your phone number, and specify which hike you are interested in, the number in your group, and the ages of those under 18 years old. (Hikers with at least one child under 18 get priority.)
Wild Wednesday hikes are offered as part of our Alabama Outreach & Education (ALOE) program, which is made possible by generous community support! Individual donations are gratefully accepted!