Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Gardendale, Al
Hammock: No-See-Um No More Hammock Bliss
Tarp: Warbonnet SuperFly
Insulation: $5 blue ccf pad
Suspension: whoopie slings
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.
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Old Hickory, Tn
Hammock: Henry Shires Tarp Tent
Tarp: with a tent?
Insulation: Helium down bag
there is a thread on alatrails about the trail conditions in Sipsey
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Who cares about showers, gourmet food, using flush toilets. Just keep on walking and being away from it all.
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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