Our Favorite Photos from Winter 2020

Winter may be the dormant season but there’s nothing dormant about Wild South! Many conservation activities are best when there are fewer flowers, snakes, and ticks!

Cleaning campsites on Eagle Creek.
Backpacking trip to clean campsites and have some fun!
Removing invasive plants on the Bankhead National Forest.
Teaching Leave No Trace at the National Speleological Society Conservation Expo in Alabama.
Removing a fallen hemlock to repair collapsed trail in Linville Gorge Wilderness.
Hiking to Sougahoagdee Falls.
Building wilderness management capacity for Harper Creek Wilderness Study Area.
This was supposed to just be a survey of campsites in the Sipsey Wilderness, but Wild South volunteers can’t seem to walk past a campsite without cleaning up!
Carrying crosscut saws to clear trails in rugged wilderness isn’t easy, but the view is worth it.
A incredible trash haul removed from the Sipsey Wilderness .
Crosscut saw certification class on the Grandfather Ranger District.
Hiking on Key Mill Branch.
Invasive plant removal on Thompson Creek in Sipsey Wilderness.
Teamwork fetches out the last of the Sipsey Wilderness tires.
The next generation grabbing trash at Kinlock.
Fun times as Wild South offers a backcountry navigation class.
Annual Wolf Pit Day collaboration together with Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, Northwest NC MTB Alliance, Foothills Conservancy, and US Forest Service.
Packing heavy weed wrenches to remove invasive privet in Sipsey Wilderness.
Removing a fallen hemlock off the trail in Linville Gorge Wilderness.
This young man is an up and coming sawyer!
A moment of inspiration during a Wild South Volunteer Wilderness Ranger backpacking trip in Sipsey Wilderness.
Hiking to Holmes Chapel Falls.
Planning a difficult backcountry graffiti removal project on Big Laurel Creek.
Organizing cleanup efforts to curb vandalism of prehistoric pictographs on National Forest.
Building a rock turnpike to halt trail sedimentation into a stream.
Restoring an historic trail in Linville Gorge Wilderness.
Beating graffiti with water and sand.