Solstice Volunteer Workday in Sipsey Wilderness, June 21

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Wild South’s Helping Hands Volunteer workday in Sipsey Wilderness

Summer Solstice, Saturday, June 21

8:30 a.m.

Wild South office

Sign up HERE!

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Trail maintenance on Sipsey Wilderness Trail 202, the old Randolph Motorway, from Cranal Road to Sipsey Fork

This will be about a 7 mile roundtrip hike.  Work will consist of using hand tools such as loppers, pruners and small pruning saws to trim away encroaching vegetation and perform light trail clearing.  No crosscutting this time.

202 is a ridge trail until it begins to slope into the Sipsey Fork canyon, where the forest type transitions from upland hardwood to Eastern hemlock and cove hardwood, ending at the beautiful Sipsey Fork and the opportunity to get into the water!  A side trip to Featherhawk Falls is an option for those who want to explore.

Tools and hardhats will be provided.  However, if you have loppers or pruners or a hardhat, please bring them.

Bring a backpack with food and PLENTY OF DRINKING WATER (a source of electrolytes is a good idea on hot days); tick protection (to spray on at the trailhead and not before getting in vehicle).

Wear clothes comfortable for summertime hiking; sturdy hiking shoes or boots; work gloves.

 

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

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