Narragansett Trail, Green Falls Gorge

| April 30, 2012

Narragansett Trail, Green Falls Gorge

★★★★½  4.03 miles wonderful hike. the gorge is very lovely… deep shade among hemlocks, lots of wildflowers, the river… fantastic. hike was typical narragansett trail—climby and hikey. probably 80:20 in total, with the last mile or so on dirt roads. good day in the woods. (is there any other kind?)

Pachaug Trail, Laurel Loop, Nehantic Trail

| April 24, 2012

Pachaug Trail, Laurel Loop, Nehantic Trail

★★★  5.37 miles blisters basically healed, so did a 5+ mile loop through the pachaug. not my favorite hike, although it had some nice parts. very wet due to yesterday’s heavy rains—the trail was almost a brook in spots. this is gonna be great when the laurels bloom, though. 90:10 hikey:walkey, a bit of climby […]

Lincoln Woods State Park

| April 19, 2012

Lincoln Woods State Park

★★★  2.5 miles this was a total spur-of-the-moment excursion. i was heading home from my mom’s house, and the car just went there. i have spent many hours in this park, as a teenager riding horses on the trails, and later, when i worked nearby, i’d pop over on my lunch hour and walk the […]

Quaddick Pond State Park & West Thompson Lake

| April 18, 2012

Quaddick Pond State Park & West Thompson Lake

★★★★  4.49 miles this was another 2-hike day. i did a 1.5 mile loop around quaddick pond state park with a friend. then a fabulous lunch. then i felt like i needed to do more, so after i left my friend’s house i went to west thompson lake and attempted the 3.5 mile circumnavigation of […]

Great Swamp WMA

| April 15, 2012

Great Swamp WMA

★★★★★  5.93 miles wow, this is a pretty special place. saw tons of birds, and lots of people this morning. two nice women on horses, several photographers, and one lady who was, not kidding, on a snipe hunt… “wilson’s snipe.” saw an osprey catch and release 1 fish, and miss a 2nd. just needed to […]

The Grills AND Black Farm

| April 11, 2012

The Grills AND Black Farm

★★★★★  6.57 miles i led the wednesday hiking group this week on a tour of the grills. then i met a friend and walked black farm, so today was a 2-fer. beautiful spots both. there was wildlife in westerly and blooming blueberries in hopkinton, too. good day.

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