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Everest Academy is a ministry of Everest Family Church in Hayden. We offer freedom along with quality resources, information, activities and support to those homeschooling in Alabama. We believe that the parent has the best interests of their children at heart. We believe that the parent is the first and only teacher that a child needs. In keeping with this philosophy, we wish to be a very hands-off cover school and allow the parent to lead and guide their children in the direction and at the pace they feel is best suited to their children. We ask only for what the law requires while offering support along with quality resources to aid families in their efforts.

Sept. 21, Blount County: Covered Bridges & Bird Watching Hike

Bird Watching


In association with the Audubon Society, Friends of the Locust Fork River will sponsor a hike.
Covered Bridges of Blount County and Palisades Park
September 21, 2013  7:00am.
Blount County has been dubbed the “The Covered Bridge Capital of Alabama’   Join us for a trip to the past as we follow The Covered Bridge Trail. We will see Swann Bridge, Easley Bridge and Horton Bridge.  Our last destination will be Palisades Park, Located in the Southern Appalachians.  We will have our lunch here atop of Ebell Mountian, enjoy the scenic view and hopefully have a view of hawks soaring along the crest of the mountain. This is an all day field trip so plan accordingly, full tank of gas, lunch and drink
Travel Plans:
From Birmingham:
Meet at 7:00am in The Birmingham Botanical Gardens parking lot at 2612 Lane Park Road Birmingham Alabama 35223.  We will take I59 to Tallapoosa St.exit (Hwy 79).
From Blount County:
Meet at the Tonka/ Shell Station at the intersection of Hwy 79 & Hwy 160 (see maps below) at 8:00 AM. We will meet up with the group from Birmingham. Carpooling would be helpful (but not required) because of limited parking spaces at the bridges. From there we will proceed to our first destination, Swann Bridge.  Please travel with your head lights on and be aware of the driver behind you so no one will be left behind.
Trip  Leader :
Susan Barrow (H) 205-942-8667 ( C ) 205- 253-8667