Wild South Hike in the Bankhead National Forest, April 28

Join Wild South for a hike in the Bankhead National Forest!

Saturday, April 28

9:00 a.m. at the Wild South office, 552 Lawrence Street, Moulton, Alabama

Sign up at janice@wildsouth.org or 256-974-6166.  Advance registration is required.

Come explore YOUR public land on this guided hike in one of the most spectacular and bio-diverse places in Alabama, the Bankhead National Forest.

Destination:  To be announced

Leader:  Janice Barrett

Distance:  4-5 miles roundtrip

Level of Challenge:  Moderate

Bring a daypack with lunch, snacks, drinking water

Be prepared by dressing for the weather.

Footwear should be sturdy and protective with closed toes and good good tread for traction on steep slopes, uneven footing and slick rocks.  There will be narrow creek crossings.

There will be ticks.  We recommend Permanone or Sawyer’s, the kind of repellent that you spray on your clothes and not on your skin.  It really works.  Spray clothing about 4 hours in advance so it has time to dry.   The best part is that it has no scent!

Dress for the weather and for protection from briars.  Long pants are strongly recommended.

Dogs are permitted on this hike but they must be well-behaved, friendly, non-threatening, get along well with other dogs and must be kept on a leash and on the trail at all times.  Poop must be removed and packed out.

After signing up, meet the group at 9:00 a.m. at the Wild South office (see map link above).

Wild South hikes are free of charge and are are part of Wild South’s Outreach and Education Program, which is supported entirely by individual donations.  There will be a donation bucket on the picnic table at the Wild South office for those who wish to donate to the program.  Or click here to donate online.  Thank you for your support!