June 1 is National Trails Day! Let’s get out there.

HH Fallen beech on 207

The top of the big, old beech tree on Sipsey Wilderness Trail #207 is now cleared from the trail. Thanks, Wild South crosscutters!

National Trails Day

Saturday, June 1

8:30 a.m.

Wild South office

Click HERE to sign up!

To celebrate National Trails Day, we are having a special volunteer work day in the Sipsey Wilderness and YOU are invited!  The first Saturday of the month is usually a hike day for us, but this June 1 we are devoting our energy to performing maintenance on Sipsey Wilderness Trail #203.

Trail work on Trail #203 will involve trimming back encroaching vegetation using loppers, pruners and hand saws.  We will also clear the trail of any small blown-down trees that don’t require crosscut saws.

This is physically demanding work that requires hiking at least 5 miles carrying all our tools while performing trail maintenance.   Expect bending over, stooping, squatting, kneeling and climbing over obstacles.  No mechanized tools of any kind are allowed in Wilderness so all work is accomplished using hand tools.

After signing up, meet at the Wild South office at 11312 Hwy. 33, Moulton, AL at 8:30 a.m.

Bring backpack lunch, snacks, drinking water (3 liters recommended) , work gloves, hardhat if you have one.  All tools and protective gear will be provided.

All ages are welcome.  Those under 17 must be accompanied by someone 18 or over.

An additional trail work project will take place by Wild South’s Volunteer Wilderness Rangers on the Pinhoti Trail in the Dugger Mountain Wilderness in east Alabama.

Wild South’s Helping Hands Program is supported by the generosity of our donors and in part by a grant from the General Fund of the Walker Area Community Foundation.

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