Volunteer Workday in Sipsey Wilderness November 14

Join Wild South for trail maintenance in Sipsey Wilderness

Saturday, November 14

Meet at 8:30 at the Warrior Mountains Trading Company, 11312 Hwy. 33, Moulton, AL

Option 1:  A small group of volunteers is needed to continue the building of steps on Trail 209 (SipseyBetty and Vicki 209 Fork Trail) at the Borden Creek crossing.  We began this project in July.  We are using hewn cedar logs to create 6-8 steps in a badly eroded section of the creek bank where the Sipsey Fork Trail begins.  Hike distance is 1 mile round trip.  Be prepared to be at least ankle deep in water and mud.

Option 2:  Trail maintenance on Trail 209 (Sipsey Trail) beginning at the junction with trail 200 (Borden Creek Trail).  We will remove blockages using hand saws, cut back encroaching vegetation with hand pruners and loppers, pick up trash and naturalize campsites.  Hiking distance:  4-5 miles round trip.

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For all projects:

Dress for the weather and for hiking.  Wear protective clothing:  long pants; sturdy closed-toe boots, work gloves.

Wild South provides protective gear, but bring your own hardhat if you have one.

 

 

 

Bring:

  • a small backpack with lunch, snacks, water
  • work gloves

Be prepared for

  • ticks
  • hiking on rough trails carrying all tools and personal items
  • weather

Advance sign-up is required: E-mail  Janice Barrett or call 256-974-6166.  Please include your phone number in your e-mail message and specify date(s) and work project.

Wild South’s Helping Hands Program is funded in part by individual donors, a grant from The National Forest Foundation and a grant from the Walker Area Community Foundation.

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