Hike with Wild South in Bankhead National Forest, May 27

Wild South hike in the Bankhead National Forest

Saturday, May 27

9:00 a.m.

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

Sign up at janice@wildsouth.org or 256-974-6166.  Advance sign-up is required in order to keep group size fairly small.

Destination to be determined, but go ahead an sign up if you are up for a spectacular, moderately strenuous hike in an amazing place!  Destination will be posted here early next week.

This much we know:

Leader:  Janice Barrett

Distance: 5 – 6 miles roundtrip

Level of challenge:  Moderately strenuous (mainly due to distance)

Bring a backpack with lunch, snacks, drinking water.  A walking stick may help with creek crossings and uneven, rugged terrain.

Be prepared for slick rocks and multiple creek crossings by making sure shoes are sturdy with grippy soles.

Dress for the weather.  Bring rain gear if rain is predicted.  Keep an eye on the forecast.  We do not always cancel a hike because of rain, so be prepared!

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.

After signing up, meet at the Wild South office in downtown Moulton (see map link above) at 9:00 a.m..

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

No smoking, please, on our hikes.

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.  All donations directly support our programs.  Thank you for your support!