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Alabama - Sipsey Wilderness

 

NOTE: This event is FULL as of 2/22/18. Please email info@girlswhohike.org or reach out via the Facebook event for openings due to cancellations.

This event is hosted by Girls Who Hike Ambassador Summer Rehkop! Due to group size regulations this hike will be limited to the first 9 women! 

Sipsey Wilderness
Leaving from Borden Creek Trailhead
Estimating around 8 Miles (Out and Back)

Meeting Location - Borden Creek Trailhead
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Borden+Trailhead/@34.3082428,-87.3926032,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88880557500f7e33:0x2ed287913356cf7d!8m2!3d34.3082428!4d-87.3904145

In Google Maps type in orden Trailhead, Bunyan Hill Road, Moulton, AL

We can also set up a carpool from Huntsville, if anyone is interested, that leaves at 7 AM. Contact me for details.

Meeting Time: 8:45 AM at Borden Creek Trailhead

GWH Trail Rating-
YELLOW: Moderate hike, low altitude, some obstacles

I'm excited to lead this hike in the beautiful Sipsey Wilderness. We will be doing a through hike from 200 to 209. There won't be much elevation gain but I rated as moderate for distance and obstacles. We will encounter "Fat Man Squeeze" where we will need to take our bags off and go between two rocks. We WILL be crossing the creek and the water level can vary. Be prepared to take off your shoes and roll up your pants to cross!

Due to Sispey Wilderness Group Size Limitations this hike will be limited to the first 10 people. Please be sure to keep your RSVP updated if you decide not to go so someone else can jump in!

Bring plenty of water, a snacks/lunch and a camera! Be sure to wear sturdy shoes/hiking boots. Since it will likely be cold I recommend to wear layers. If it is supposed to be really cold then a set of thermals, sweatshirt or some other warm shirt over (synthetic is better than cotton), warm jacket on top (down or other warm layer), on the bottom I typically just put hiking pants over my thermals, warm socks, warm gloves, and something to cover your head/ears. We will likely encounter mud and I recommend bringing hiking poles as they are helpful on log crossings and hopping rocks over water crossings. I HIGHLY recommend bringing an extra pair of socks IN your bag in case your feet get wet. This is a good, fun, hike for beginners (just need to be able to walk at least 7 miles at a moderate pace). Any questions, let me know!

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