This past weekend, March 21-22, 2015, due to some course changes due to the Scoutmaster and quick thinking on Tom Spencers part, we explored what very few people see in the Sipsey Wilderness. We completed a 19 mile trek that included:
- Largest Tree in Alabama
- Largest Water Fall in the Bank Head Forest
- Sipsey River and
- Fat Man Squeeze
The photo shows the troop standing at the top of a 100’ foot Water Fall. The gorge below looks like a land right out of one of J. R. R. Tolkien books. The rain, mud, distance and river crossing made for a long day. I am especially proud of the Scouts that this was their first backpacking trip. I believe we all grew up a little and despite the sore muscles there is a spring of pride in our step today. It was an adventure to remember.