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Hike Shelby Forest!!!

  • Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park

    910 Riddick Rd, Millington, TN (map)

    35.344447 -90.033789

  • We will meet at the Kroger @ Poplar and Highland to carpool
  • AGENDA: We will meet at the Kroger's on Poplar and Highland in East Memphis at 8:30 AM Sunday morning and then carpool/caravan to Millington!!! I will be parked in the section closer to McAlister's. I drive a red Pontiac Solstice. Call when you get there,[masked]-8080. THERE IS LIMITED/NO CELL SERVICE IN THE PARK! 

    Please call me before 8:45 if you wish to meet me at Visitor's center at the Park. Once I get near the park, I do not have cell signal.

    Once we arrive at the state park, we will choose one of many trail options. Trails are generally of moderate difficulty with some uphill and downhill slopes, nothing crazy, but expect them to be somewhat strenuous. There are a few exposed tree roots and rocks on the trail and so open-toed shoes are not recommended.

    LOCATION INFO: Bordering on the mighty Mississippi River, two-thirds of this 13,467-acre park are bottomland hardwood forests of large oak, cypress and tupelo. The park also contains two lakes and many miles of hiking trails. The park maintains a boat ramp on the Mississippi River. Deer, turkey, beaver and some 200 species of birds are abundant. The park campground provides 49 campsites equipped with table, grill, electrical and water hookups. A modern bathhouse provides hot showers. There is a dump station for self-contained trailer rigs. Sites are available on a first-come, first served basis, however reservations may be made well in advance through the visitor center. Reservations may be made for campsites and are recommended during major holidays call to reserve:[masked]-5215.

    WHAT TO BRING: !!!!!Plenty of water!!!!, bug spray, sunscreen, hat, sunglassess, good shoes, spare socks and/or clothes (if you sweat like me), daypack/backpack, camera/camcorder, hiking stick (optional), binoculars, light snacks/trail mix, and a positive attitude.

    LIABILITY AND CONSENT OF WAIVER STATEMENT: Attending events by Memphis Hiking Meetup is at you own risk. While organizers do everything they can to try to set up a safe event, accidents do happen and organizers cannot be held responsible otherwise no one would want to run any events. In the end, you are 100% responsible to your own safety and health. It is assumed that you are healthy and in good enough physical shape to be able to participate in an event. If you should question your health and your physical well being before any event, please do not attend. Organizers have the right to deny participation if anyone looks ill-prepared or unsure if they can keep up with the level of activity. In order to be prepared for hosted hiking activities, you should bring at minimum plenty of water, food, sun screen and common sense on every event. We require good- fitting shoes to be worn at all times while on the trails. If you have any questions about the level of skill required or about any event posted, please feel free to ask the organizer!

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  • Paula D.

    I won't be able to make it today

    March 24, 2013

  • howard

    HIKE CANCELLED - I dont normally canx hikes due to rain (80%), but there reports of substantial lighting at Shelby Forest and heavy fog...

    March 24, 2013

  • Julie A.

    Have to say no to this one. Sorry

    March 24, 2013

  • Sheila D.

    Sorry. Maybe next time when it's less wet.

    March 23, 2013

  • Sandra B.

    I want my first time to be a bit drier. Keep me updated as to the next event. Thanks Sandra

    March 23, 2013

  • Jay

    Hey Howard, 9:15 AM at the visitor center? Is that right?

    March 23, 2013

  • Dana M

    Just to be clear. I am not going. Howard is. Meet him at the visitor's center. No one will be at Kroger's at 830. I would use google maps to get the address of the park and directions. DO not rely on your phone and or GPS. They will get you lost. There is NO cell service so you will not be able to call if you are lost. There is a phone in the visitor's center. You might be able to call for directions. Good luck! Sorry I can't make it. If the weather looks iffy, call Howard to see if the hike is still on.

    March 23, 2013

  • Sandra B.

    This will be my first hike! Advice on what to bring?

    March 23, 2013

  • Sheila D.

    I'll be at the visitors center

    1 · March 23, 2013

  • Debbie H.

    I would like to meet you at the Vistor's center.
    If it rains, I would not come but I will call you early Sun morning to let you know if I am not coming.

    March 22, 2013

  • Chris

    Is their a address for the visitor center?

    March 21, 2013

  • Dana M

    I will not be going in the hike. If you need directions, please call. [masked]-8080. Howard, if your plans change and you can't make it, please cancel the hike. Thanks.

    March 21, 2013

    • howard

      at this time we will be hiking - all dependent upon future weather forecasts...

      March 21, 2013

    • howard

      but i will be meeting at the vistors ctr at 9:15 - silver pontiac vibe [masked] - limited cell service in the park

      March 21, 2013

  • Dana M

    Something came up.

    March 21, 2013

  • Paula D.

    I will be meeting y'all at the visitors center. I'm coming from Ms. If anyone else is coming from this way we could carpool. I'll drive

    March 20, 2013

  • Beth N.

    I too will meet you at the visitors center

    1 · March 19, 2013

  • Michelle K.

    Will do, at this point it will depend on the rain, if it's raining I will say home too :)

    March 19, 2013

  • howard

    i will meet you at the visitor's center - will be there at 9:15

    March 19, 2013

  • Dana M

    If you are meeting me at the park, call the day of the hike between 8:35-8:55a. I will not know what time I will be arriving at the visitor's center until then. It is a 30-40 min drive and we never leave right at 8:30. If no one calls and no one shows up at Kroger, I'm gonna go back to bed:)[masked]

    March 19, 2013

  • Pam Carreker M.

    I will meet at the vistors center. I'll be there before 9:00am.

    1 · March 19, 2013

  • howard

    A variety of wildflowers will be in bloom that we can search out if the group desires to make it a wildflower hike...

    March 18, 2013

  • Michelle K.

    I would prefer to meet you at the visitors center. What time do you think you will arrive there?

    March 13, 2013

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