Wild Wednesday nature hikes for kids and families This summer, Wild South’s popular Wild Wednesday hikes in the Bankhead National Forest and Sipsey Wilderness are being conducted in the form of videos because of the coronavirus pandemic. We like to see kids and families out exploring the wonders of our National Forests and Wilderness areas…

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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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The Sipsey Wilderness is the location of this week’s Wild Wednesday nature hike for kids and families.  Wild South staff member and Leave No Trace Master Educator Kim Waites weaves the Seven Principles of Leave No Trace into our exploration.  Today’s adventure includes a scavenger hunt that you can do wherever you are.  Follow the…

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Welcome to this week’s Wild Wednesday nature hike for kids and families!  Today, Maggie Johnston from Camp McDowell explores with us in the Bankhead National Forest.  Before the video starts, grab a pencil and a piece of paper so that you can join in the fun activity that Maggie has for us! Even when we…

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It’s Wild Wednesday time at Wild South!  Welcome to our very first Wild Wednesday video.  We are conducting our annual summertime nature hikes for kids and families in the Bankhead National Forest in Alabama a little differently this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.  Join us by watching a series of Wild Wednesday videos we…

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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 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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  Come Adventure with Wild South! Wednesday, June 26th   Hike #1 to Low Pressure Bridge THIS HIKE IS FULL! 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…

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