This Wild Wednesday adventure is dedicated with great love to the memory of our friend Dave Hollaway – Camp McDowell’s Big Dave – who inspired us, entertained us and taught us with open-hearted enthusiasm that was as big and wild as the sky.   This week’s Wild Wednesday adventure is an exploration of the bluff…

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This summer, Wild South sat down with Anne Bailey, producer and director of Present Tense Podcast, to find out more about her inspiring series, “The Fight for Alabama’s Last Wild Places.” This 13-episode work tells the stories of the original activists who fought to protect the Bankhead National Forest many years ago. Anne is an…

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  ***Unfortunately, this hike has been CANCELED. We apologize for any inconvenience!*** Come Adventure with Wild South! Wednesday, July 24th   Hike to Caney Creek Falls Caney Creek Falls is a perfect summertime hike! Within one mile from the trailhead, we will encounter the stunning falls, and one of the best swimming holes in Alabama.…

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  Join Wild South for a Hike in the Bankhead National Forest! Saturday, August 3rd   Where to Meet: The Wild South Office (552 Lawrence St., Moulton, AL) at 9:00 AM. Hike Details: Wild South volunteer Sam Calhoun will lead the group from the trailhead in the Payne Creek Demonstration Area on Highway 33, just north…

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  Come Adventure with Wild South! Wednesday, July 31st    Hike to Payne Creek Canyon Payne Creek is a tributary of the Sipsey Fork of the Black Warrior River. Our hike will start at the Payne Creek Demonstration Area on Highway 33, just north of the Sipsey Fork bridge. The half-mile descent into the canyon…

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  Come Adventure with Wild South! Wednesday, July 24th   Hike #1 to Low Pressure Bridge This spot on the Sipsey Fork is a summertime dream come true! This area is characterized by swimming holes, shallow pools filled with aquatic life, a sandy river bank, a deep and cool sandstone canyon with rock shelters, and…

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    Come Adventure with Wild South! Wednesday, July 17th   Hike #1 to Kinlock Shelter & Kinlock Falls This 2-part outing will begin on Kinlock Rd. on the far western edge of the Sipsey Wilderness. This area, called the Kinlock Historic District, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2000 because…

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  Come Adventure with Wild South! Wednesday, July 10th   Hike #1 to Borden Creek Our hike will begin at the Borden Creek trailhead on Bunyan Hill Rd, on the eastern side of the Sipsey Wilderness. We will follow trail 200 through the forest along Borden Creek, stopping to admire sandstone bluffs and rock formations.…

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  Come Adventure with Wild South! Wednesday, July 3rd   Hike on the Sipsey Recreation Area Trail & Sipsey Fork The Sipsey Recreation Area Trail follows the Sipsey Fork downstream on the southern edge of the Sipsey Wilderness. This winding trail curves in and out of coves characterized by waterfalls and old-growth trees. We will…

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  Celebrate summer by joining us for a guided hike to Fall Creek Falls! Saturday, June 29th   Where to Meet: The Wild South Office (552 Lawrence St., Moulton, AL) at 9:30 AM. Hike Details: The hike will begin on Trail 200 in the Sipsey Recreation Area parking lot on Cranal Rd. (County Rd. 6). After…

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