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Location Change!

Due to rain, we've changed the location to a paved trail at Shelby Farms. We will meet at the visitors center. Please call or text me at[masked] with questions.

The entrance to the park is at the intersection of Walnut Bend and Germantown road across from a gas station (just south of Walnut Grove). There is a HUGE sign that says Gate 19, Shelby Farms. If you are at Lowes, head north. If you are at Wal-Mart or Trinity. head south.


What to Bring:

Bring snacks, water, sunscreen, and a hat. Wear either sneakers or hiking boots and dress in layers. It is also good to bring a backpack if you wish to remove layers. Bring bug spray. This is an easy hike on well marked trails, perfect for those new to hiking. We hike between 2-4 hours. If you go the whole way out and back, it is just over 7 miles. We usually break into at least two groups (those going all the way and those going part), so don't feel like you have to do the whole 7 miles.

The Park:

Lucius Burch Natural Area is a 728-acre natural area located in Germantown and Shelby County and is a part of a larger 6,000-acre county park. The natural area is a remnant of historic river meanders, bald cypress-water tupelo swamps, bottomland hardwood forests, and open river channel habitat. Unfortunately, much of this ecosystem has been significantly altered as a result of change in hydrology and the invasion of common privet, an invasive exotic pest plant. Lucius Burch Natural Area offers passive recreation activities such as day hiking, bird watching, and wildlife viewing within the metropolitan Memphis area.

Directions:

The parking lot we meet at is just south of Germantown and Walnut Grove. Drive all the way into the back parking lot. Google Map of our regular meetup locations.

Finding the Group:

Call me when you get there,[masked]-8270.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry that I didn't show, fellow Meetup-ers! I saw someone else's post about canceling and for some reason thought that the whole thing was cancelled. :0(

    August 10, 2014

  • Shari C.

    Hari,
    Do you have that Facebook information about the cooking classes? Sorry to post on this group, but I did not know of another way to reach you. Shari

    August 9, 2014

    • Shari C.

      Thank you so much for all the links! I will look into these. By the way, I heard that you tried to join, but apparently the age guidelines are pretty set. Maybe I can invite you as a guest sometime. It is a fun group!

      August 9, 2014

    • Harry

      Sure. Let me know, Shari, and I'll show up.

      1 · August 9, 2014

  • Kevin M.

    fun hike, nice people

    August 9, 2014

  • Art Y.

    The two "Ws", weather and work have conspired to force me to cancel this adventure. All have fun and look at the changes taking place at our fabulous city park. See y'all soon.

    August 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Might be a little rainy. Will this still going on? I don't mind the weather, just wanted to know if everyone else is still down.

    August 9, 2014

    • Desi

      I'll go out and check the trails. If they are bad, we can change the hike to a paved trail. I dont want to do damage by walking on wet trails.

      August 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    So, just to make sure, we're meeting at the Kroger at 9:30?

    August 8, 2014

    • Desi

      This hike meets at Lucius Birch. Directions are in the description.

      August 9, 2014

  • Desi

    If you have a question, please call or text me at[masked] as Dana will not be attending. Thanks!

    August 8, 2014

  • Liz D

    I have to cancel. I have pet issues. See you for the Sept one!

    August 8, 2014

  • Karen

    Hey, does anyone live near Midtown and would be willing to pick me up?
    I lost my driver's license on a business trip last week and I'm doubtful my temp will come in time (it's being sent from Illinois) :(

    August 4, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sure!

      1 · August 5, 2014

  • Laurence

    Is this hike open to (leashed) pups as well as people?

    August 3, 2014

    • Gavin A.

      Laurence, sorry, but dogs are no longer allowed on our hikes, for liability reasons.

      August 3, 2014

    • Laurence

      okay, thanks

      1 · August 5, 2014

  • Desi

    I can lead it. Hopefully the trails have been cleared since the flooding did some damage on them.

    1 · July 21, 2014

    • Desi

      I went after all the rain and the yellow trail was flooded.

      July 27, 2014

    • Gavin A.

      The Yellow Trail was also flood at one crossing this month, but we used the Red Trail bypass, which only takes you a few 100 ft off the Yellow Trail, and has a bridge over the creek that floods on the Yellow. It takes you up onto a White Trail connector, and puts you back onto Yellow right near the sign about the Yellow trail being for hikers only, and that bench overlooking the Wolf River.

      1 · July 27, 2014

  • Desi

    My number is[masked]-7296. Call me when you arrive if you can't find us.

    1 · July 21, 2014

  • Gavin A.

    I will be on vacation with my family, hiking in the Smokies, but I am going to see if I can get someone else to lead the Lucius Burch hike this month. If not, we may have to cancel the August hike.

    July 16, 2014

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