It’s not all grunt work and sweat when our Volunteer Wilderness Rangers are out on patrol. They also capture the beauty and essence of our public lands through visual images. Take a look at these photographs that one volunteer ranger came home with after a recent patrol in Cheaha Wilderness.



High Falls is located on the south end of Cheaha Wilderness. A short walk from the trailhead and you are greeted with a series of spectacular water falls.


Our volunteers never miss an opportunity to take a break and soak in their surroundings.

A monarch caterpillar feeds on milkweed, ready for it’s next phase of life.

Milkweed buds ready to burst open.

Wood sorrel is a dainty little ground cover.

Cheaha’s little secret, an Indian Pink that expresses itself as white, not yellow.

Clematis sp., another stunning, trailing ground cover.