Sipsey Wilderness Adventure - March 8-10, 2019

3-day, 2 Night Backpacking Adventure in the Sipsey Wilderness – March 8-10, 2019

$129.00 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)

This hike is rated EASY

THE BRIEFING

This is 3-day, 2 night backpacking adventure on a 14-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 Bee Branch. 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 10:00 AM on Friday.

Day One: Thompson Creek Trailhead to Sipsey River (4 miles)

We’ll start at the Thompson Creek Trailhead on the Northwest side of the Sipsey Wilderness in the Bankhead Forest. We’ll hike along beautiful creeks, rocky overhangs, backcountry waterfalls, and see “Needles Eye” and “Ships Rock”.  We’ll hike along the Sipsey River and camp overnight in a level area along the water’s edge.

Day Two: Sipsey River to Big Tree Waterfall (5 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! We’ll camp overnight above the falls in a large camping area.

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

We’ll hike along the plateau above Big Tree and make our way back to the Thompson Creek trailhead on old wagon roads and horse trails. 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 5:00 and 7:00 PM.  

No gear, no problem! You can rent all of your backpacking equipment from us for just $100 per person. Just click the button “Registration and Gear Rental” and we’ll get you set up with all the essential gear you need for backpacking.

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