West Creek Reservation in Parma sports large meadows, scenic walks by the creek, and some good up and down in the woods. There are lots of deer here, as well.
Where to Meet
We'll meet in the parking lot near the West Creek Watershed Stewardship Center.
What to Expect
We should be on the trail for perhaps an hour and a half. Most of the trail is level, though portions attain a moderate incline. This will be an exploratory hike; while we've been here before, we may be checking out new portions of the park.
Dogs are welcome on this hike.
Since the pace a group is dictated by it's slowest member, we will take periodic rest stops, waiting until everyone's breathing has returned to normal before continuing on.
Group size will be limited to a manageable number. For a single leader, expect hikes to be limited to ~12 people. For hikes with multiple leaders present, this may increase (one leader will take "sweep", acting as the tail).
The head of the group should usually be within visual distance of the tail. If the group is too "strung out", leader will call for the head to wait so we can gather again. If another leader is acting as tail, we may allow a bit more "stretch" to the group.
We will stop and gather at all trail branchings and intersections, regardless of the number of leaders present.
We will not abandon you, or leave you behind.