The Forest Service has a closed trails in the Sipsey Wilderness because of a wildfire.
For the latest information, check here. Forest Service officials have not, as of yet, determined the cause of the blaze.
Ominously, they are calling this "The Big Tree Fire." The closed trails are in the vicinity of East Bee Branch Canyon and the "Big Tree," which is reputed to be the tallest tree in Alabama. This is a holy cathedral of Alabama wilderness.
|The Big Tree, Summer 2014|