Arcadia, Shelter & Breakheart Trails

| September 27, 2012

Arcadia, Shelter & Breakheart Trails

6.82 miles   ★★★★★ beautiful hike. just gorgeous. crosses many streams over pretty bridges, different kinds of forests, from pines to oaks. nothing too strenuous. it was just what i needed today. a nice, long day in the woods. to get to this sign, you have already walked about a mile into arcadia. this is right […]

Kettle Pond, Kimball WR, Burlingame

| September 23, 2012

Kettle Pond, Kimball WR, Burlingame

4.78 miles   ★★★★ usual suspects hike. this was very different from our usual hikes. more open and different kind of terrain. we went through three different properties, too: we started at the federal wildlife refuge headquarters at kettle pond, crossed into the audubon society’s kimball wildlife refuge, and then into burlingame state park, and back […]

Arcadia, Moonshine Swamp Loop

| September 19, 2012

Arcadia, Moonshine Swamp Loop

4.91 miles   ★★ great name, crummy hike. first, i got lost and had to do considerable back-tracking. then, the roar of route 95 was never lost, not to mention the part of the loop that was actually on the shoulder of the highway (a very small part, but still). also, there was some bad walking […]

Pachaug, Hodge Pond Loop South

| September 17, 2012

Pachaug, Hodge Pond Loop South

4.29 miles   ★★★★½ four days since my last hike, and i was craving it badly. this was a very nice walk, and i went slowly because i wanted it to last. perfect weather, less than perfect trail, but i found my first hen-of-the-woods mushroom, so WIN! i hiked this as part of a larger loop […]

Green Falls Gorge

| September 12, 2012

Green Falls Gorge

4.04 miles   ★★★★½ “usual suspects” hike. beautiful day for a beautiful trail. it was dry, cool (it was 46° this morning when i got up!) and sunny. of course, the worst part of the hike was the mile on the road at the end, but in exchange, you get to go hike the gorge. fair enough! […]

Carbuncle Pond

| September 10, 2012

Carbuncle Pond

3.94 miles   ★★★ i’ve been wanting to get up here for some time, and another commitment in the area made today the right day. it was a little disappointing because a) it wasn’t a loop, so i had to do some backtracking, and b) heavy use by dirtbikes and atvs has made the trails kind […]

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