Celebrate National Trails Day with Wild South!

7-20-13 trail 207June 6, 2015 is American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day, the country’s largest celebration of trails. This year Wild South will celebrate this occasion in Alabama with a trail stewardship project in the Sipsey Wilderness in the Bankhead National Forest. Specifically, we will brush out Sipsey trail 203, the first wilderness trail adopted by our Helping Hands program back in 2009. Please join us in showing our appreciation for our natural heritage and the recreational opportunities it provides.

When:  Saturday, June 6, at 8:30 AM

Where:  Warrior Mountain Trading Post, Wren, Alabama

 How:  Sign up at canyonman@wildsouth.org or call us at 256-974-6166

What:  We will be brushing out trail 203, which is 4 1/2 miles long. We will arrange logistics and carpool to the Borden trailhead after meeting at the Wild South office at 8:30 AM.

Tools and safety equipment are provided, but volunteers may bring loppers, hand pruners, hard hat, pruning saw. Bring a backpack with lunch, water, snacks, work gloves, tick protection, an Epi-pen if you need one and any personal items for the trail.

Be prepared for hiking on uneven, rough terrain.  Long pants, closed-toe boots or shoes are recommended.  No dogs or other pets, please!

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Wild South’s Helping Hands Volunteer Program is funded by our individual donors, a grant from The National Forest Foundation and a grant from the General Fund of the Walker Area Community Foundation.

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