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The Sipsey Wilderness

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The Sipsey Wilderness…almost every outdoor adventurer in Alabama knows this name.  Known as the “Land of 1,000 Waterfalls” it is the largest and most frequently visited wilderness area in the state.  My wife Jamie and I have made several visits and as a practical matter, we’re just getting started.  Located in the Bankhead National Forest, this wilderness containing 24,922 acres was established in 1975 and expanded in 1988 and was the first wilderness designated east of the Mississippi River.  It is located in northwest Alabama in Lawrence and Winston Counties.  Nearest cities are Haleyville and Double Springs.

Hiking through the gorges along miles and miles of rivers and creeks makes this wilderness one of the most unique adventure spots in the state.

Click here for a map of the wilderness and click here for Alltrails lists of 31 trails for hiking in the wilderness.

Here’s a few sample photos from our trips.  Hope you enjoy and take the time to visit the Sipsey Wilderness.



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Eddie Stone

Eddie Stone is an accomplished agent for Great Southern Land specializing in buying and selling land. An Alabama resident, Eddie has used his extensive knowledge to work and sell land in 15 counties surrounding the Birmingham Metro area. Eddie obtained a Master's Degree in Forest Business from Mississippi State University. For the next 20 years, he worked as a Registered Forester in the large corporate sector in both the procurement and land management arenas where he became an expert in land management, maximizing the biological growth of timber, determining the value of a timber tract, and maximizing its value for the landowner. In 1999, Eddie founded Forever Green, Inc.; a consultant forestry business that quickly became a leader in the local timber business. He went on to obtain a real estate license and join Great Southern Land as an Alabama land agent to further serve his clients' needs and provide full-scale, exceptional service. Eddie is also a Contractual Conservation Planner for the Georgia Alabama Land Trust. He prepares Conservation Easement Baseline Documentation Reports which includes technical writing, field inspections, GPS documentation, and GIS map preparation. Eddie's forestry expertise, coupled with being a REALTOR, has made him uniquely qualified to help clients navigate all aspects of buying and selling land.