Day hike, Payne Creek Canyon, Bankhead National Forest, AL 8/3/19 (video)

https://youtu.be/zEXIzxQwEmM Wild South Summer Hike Series. Led a hike up Payne Creek Canyon to the wonderful Payne Creek Cascades, a wonderful spot to swim in the summer. About two miles round trip. A great day had by all! For more information on Wild South hikes, contact janice@wildsouth.org or visit Wild South's website at http://www.wildsouth.org ------------------... Continue Reading →

Payne Creek Canyon, Bankhead National Forest 8/3/19

Trails: no trails Length: 2.5 miles View Photo Gallery It'd been several years since I last led a hike for Wild South, or feels that way anyway. I'm making an effort this year to get back to doing things I once enjoyed, and cut away those things I do for the sake of doing them.... Continue Reading →

Last night was a first…

Last night I left work early to go assist in a search and rescue operation for an injured hiker in Bankhead National Forest. This was really my first true experience in a situation like this, and these SAR folks were amazing. I don’t know how much my being there helped in any of it, as... Continue Reading →

Exploring Bankhead National Forest: We found a waterfall wonderland! (video)

https://youtu.be/Z3F3LiG615s An off trail adventure earlier in the year where we found 14 waterfalls along several unnamed streams. One of these falls is among my favorite I've found (so far) that doesn't have a name. In addition to the awesome waterfalls, we creek walked in knee deep water in March through small rapids and beneath... Continue Reading →

Exploring Bankhead National Forest: Upper Turkeyfoot Creek (video)

https://youtu.be/Bzq3VyJOuFc Upper Turkeyfoot Creek, Bankhead National Forest. An off trail adventure on one of the tributaries to Mize Mill Falls in the Sipsey Wilderness. This exploration came after several weeks of near constant rain, but I suspect many of these falls flow all year. If you like, subscribe! New videos every Sunday! Please Practice Leave... Continue Reading →

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