Caravan Outing

Date: September 16, 2006
Location: Bankhead National Forest, Alabama

The Sipsey Wilderness Hiking Club and guests met at the Sipsey River Picnic Area on Saturday, September 16th, at 8AM.

We drove to the Bunyon Hill Cemetery on FS-224. This is a very old burial site with about 40 graves and only two of them have engraved markers.

We then drove to FS-208 and walked into the Bunyon Hill Cave.
Then back to the Picnic Area, lower parking area. We walked under the bridge, turned left and on to the moonshiners 1936 Ford.

From there we continued upsteam to see the waterfall, alas it was dry.
We bushwacked up to the road and back to the Picnic Area.

We walked downstream to the pavilion built by the CCC in the 30's and had lunch.
After a rest but no naps, we drove to the trailhead for trails 201&202.

Then on to Kinlock Falls and the Kinlock Shelter. The shelter was the best part of the day.

The weather was good and we had a great turnout of 17. I think that is the most we have had for one of our outings. It was also a good overview of the Wilderness.

Submitted 20 November 2006 by Foster Parsons, Trip Leader

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