Sipsey Wilderness Adventure - Nov. 16-18, 2018

3-day, 2 Night Backpacking Adventure

in the Sipsey Wilderness

$119.00 per person  (includes a guided 3-day, 2 night wilderness backcountry hike, a training hike/gear session before the trip, and all meals on the trail)

 

THE BRIEFING

This is 3-day, 2 night backpacking adventure on a 16-mile loop in the Sipsey Wilderness. You’ll be using your camera constantly as the Sipsey is also known as “The Land of Thousand Waterfalls.” Over 3 days, we’ll see some spectacular waterfalls, Alabama’s tallest tree, and enjoy beautiful camping areas on the Sipsey River and Borden Creek. Your registration includes a guided 3-day, 2-night hike, pre-trip training hike, all your meals on the trail, and memories that will last a lifetime!

 THE MISSION:

We’ll leave Huntsville at noon on Friday.

Day One: Borden Creek Trailhead to Sipsey Waterfall (3 miles)

We’ll start at the Borden Trailhead an the Southeast side of the Sipsey Wilderness in the Bankhead Forest. We’ll hike along Borden Creek with rocky overhangs, beautiful waterfalls, and and through a tight spot called “Fat Man’s Squeeze.” We’ll cross the Sipsey River then camp overnight in a level area along the water’s edge at a beautiful backcountry waterfall.

Day Two: Sipsey Waterfall to Big Tree (8 miles)

We’ll break camp and hike out to Big Tree, a 150 foot tall Yellow Poplar, which is rumored to be the largest tree in the state of Alabama. We’ll see more waterfalls, cliffs, and beautiful canopied areas along our route, finally descending into a small canyon with two waterfalls…and one big tree where we’ll camp overnight.

Day Three: Big Tree back to the Borden Trailhead (5 miles)

We’ll hike out of the canyon at Big Tree, then make our way back to the Borden Creek trailhead on an old wagon road. Post-hike, we’ll pile into our vehicles and head for home, stopping for a well-deserved dinner on the way! We should arrive back in Huntsville, AL between 3:00 and 5:00 PM.  

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