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TGIF Walk at Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: 1674 Gaylemont Circle, Decatur GA
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Jan 4 2019  4:30 pm >> Fri, Jan 4 2019 6:00 pm
Registration Opens: Tue, Jan 1 2019 8:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Dec 4 2019 3:00 pm
Event Duration:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:4 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 1 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


We will meet at Medlock Park next to the pool and will head to the Preserve and back (going through WoodTrail and return through Gaylmont Circle). We will make two loops around the Preserve to use the different trails and say hellow to the goats! 

Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve, a 28 acre wildlife sanctuary hidden in the corner of Medlock Park neighborhood in Decatur.  Located in a floodplain, the park contains wetlands, mature trees and other diverse habitats which attract wildlife, including (but not limited to) beavers, foxes, and many species of birds.

The preserve contains several easy trails with almost no elevation gain. I estimate it to be a 1.5 mile walk each way to the Preserve.

Because the trails traverse wetlands, we may have to walk through a few muddy areas.  Therefore, please wear footwear appropriate for such circumstances.


Required Items to Bring:
  • Appropriate clothing for weather
  • Water for adequate hydration
  • Footwear appropriate for a little mud

Recommended Items to Bring:
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  • Binoculars for bird watching
  • Hiking Stick or Poles


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