Hike in Bankhead National Forest, August 5

Photo by Tammy Casper

Hike with Wild South in the Bankhead National Forest

Saturday, August 5

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

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

Destination:  Someplace wild and wet!

Leader:  Janice Barrett

Distance:  3 -4 miles roundtrip

Level of Challenge:  Moderate (not too easy, not too strenuous)

All ages welcome

Hike destination will be decided toward the end of the week according to weather, rainfall prior to hike, etc., to determine best waterfall/swimming hole possibilities.  There’s no bad choice in our amazing forest, so be bold and go ahead and sign up!

Here’s what we do know:

 

Be prepared for creek crossings, very slippery rocks, summer heat, ticks, stinging insects.

Footwear must be sturdy and protective with reliable tread for slick rocks and creekbeds.

Bring a backpack with lunch, snack and PLENTY OF DRINKING WATER.  A walking stick helps with creek crossings.

Bring Epi-Pen if needed for severe reaction to insect bites or stings

DOGS ON WILD SOUTH HIKES: Well-behaved, socialized, non-threatening dogs may come on Wild South hikes but must be leashed at all times.

Anti-TICK protection. Here is our recommendation: To guard against ticks, we recommend permethrin products that you spray on your clothes, not on skin, such as Permanone by Repel or Sawyers. This stuff needs to dry on your clothes for 4 hours before you put them on. It has no smell and it really works, unlike most things.

Wild South hikes are free of charge because we want people to get out there and get to know their forest! There will be a donation bucket on the picnic table in the Wild South office. All donations directly support our programs. Thank you for your support!

To stay informed about hikes, volunteer opportunities and advocacy, get on our e-mail list by sending a message to janice@wildsouth.org.