Sipsey Wilderness botanical hike August 30

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Explore with  botanist Kevin England along the hemlock-shaded, bluff-cradled bank of Borden Creek in the Sipsey Wilderness.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

1:00 p.m.

Warrior Mountains Trading Company

Sign up through Meetup.com .   There is a strict group size limit on this wilderness hike and advance sign-up is required

Leader:  Kevin England

Distance:  2 miles, roundtrip

Rating:  Moderate

All ages welcome

The hike will begin at the new Borden Creek trailhead on Bunyan Hill Road and will proceed onto Trail 200 which follows beautiful Borden Creek.

There are no creek crossings on this hike, which will include “the squeeze”, an aptly named 30-foot long narrow tunnel that is sometimes quite muddy.

Dogs on Wild South hikes:  Well-behaved, friendly dogs that get along well with strangers and other dogs are permitted but must remain leashed at all times on a leash that is 6 feet or less in length.

After signing up, meet at the Warrior Mountains Trading Company (map link above) at 11312 AL Hwy. 11312, Moulton.  Park on the south end of the building and come into the store.  At 1:00, Kevin and hikers will gather at the Wild South picnic table in the store for introductions and carpooling logistics.

Bring a backpack with snacks and drinking water.