Narragansett Way & Flora Whitely Preserve

| February 17, 2012

Narragansett Way & Flora Whitely Preserve

★★★★  2.7 miles took an easy 2-mile stroll down narragansett way in ashaway thru part of chapman swamp. it ended at a kind of creepy deserted area by the pawcatuck. but it was too nice to go home, so i also visited a magical little preserve in ashaway. all very easy walking; 10:90 hikey:walkey, no […]

Pequot Woods, Mystic

| February 16, 2012

Pequot Woods, Mystic

★★  2.47 miles fairly uninteresting town park. well maintained trails, 60:40, hikey:walkey. minimal climby. there was a multicache on the property, but i wasn’t interested in pursuing it. parts of the trail were virtually IN fishtown brook. there was a pretty little pond, though.

Mad, Mad I Tell You!

| February 16, 2012

Mad, Mad I Tell You!

okay, you’re gonna all think i’m crazy, but this morning i looked at the 10-day forecast, and saw 40’s all the way, and only 3 of the next 10 nighttime lows below freezing, and i said to myself, “self,” i said, “you’ve seen colder APRILS than that. how much worse could it get between now […]

Pachaug, Green Falls, South

| February 15, 2012

Pachaug, Green Falls, South

★★★★   4.7 miles well, the most significant part of this hike was that i have now walked over 100 miles since january 1. not bad. hike was nice, too. very walkey, prolly 10:90 hikey:walkey, but with a whole lotta climby. pretty area. lots here to explore, so i will be back.  

Canonchet Brook Preserve

| February 14, 2012

Canonchet Brook Preserve

★★★★½  5.4 miles a nature conservancy property, and a very nice one. main part of trail was heavily used by atvs, so easily walkable. but all was blazed very well. did about half on roads, which was also fun. the landscape was amazing and interesting. trails were mostly hikey, but i did a lot of […]

Westerly Town Forest

| February 13, 2012

Westerly Town Forest

★★★★ 2.43 miles a bit of a hiatus, between snow (what??? snow???? in winter???? in new england????) and previous obligations. this was a very pleasant place to hike; it was fairly walkey (20:80, hikey:walkey), a bit climby but not too bad, very nicely marked and maintained trails. just a little small would be my only […]

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