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    Planning a trip to Sipsey Wilderness

    I'm planning on going into the Sipsey Wilderness on the 18-20th this month. Anyone been up there lately? How's the water flow? I would imagine there was lots of damage from the storms earlier this year. Anything I should watch out for? I'll probably be putting in at the borden th.
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    there is a thread on alatrails about the trail conditions in Sipsey
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbiddle View Post
    I'm planning on going into the Sipsey Wilderness on the 18-20th this month. Anyone been up there lately? How's the water flow? I would imagine there was lots of damage from the storms earlier this year. Anything I should watch out for? I'll probably be putting in at the borden th.
    Flow is on the low side, but shouldn't be to bad:
    http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?cb...te_no=02450250

    I hiked on the Borden trail 1st weekend OCT, and it was fine. The water in Fall Creek- above the falls- was on the low side, but I had no trouble getting water from it. The water falls were pretty small, but it was worse this time last year. Even more water in Borden and Sipsey, though I have seen WAY more. From the link above, looks like the water flow right now is a little higher than it was then. But, all you need is a small rain and things can change big time in a hurry.
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