Metapost: A Year in the Woods

| December 31, 2012

Metapost: A Year in the Woods

so, it’s been a full year since i started keeping track of my walking/hiking. as i say up above, it started out as my 2012 new year’s resolution to just go out and move and it turned into an addiction, with almost 600 miles walked on 146 days. i’ve never been an “exerciser.” never played […]

Tefft Hill & Browning Mill Pond

| December 23, 2012

Tefft Hill & Browning Mill Pond

5.23 miles   ★★★★ today was more of a brisk walk than a hike, and i did it in record time (i think i’m reading too many through-hiking books.) also, it was sunday and i wanted to get back in time to watch football. which i did. go pats! i came across a brand-new bridge on the […]

Nipmuck Trail

| December 20, 2012

Nipmuck Trail

7.56 miles   ★★★★★ today was as close as i could get to a solstice hike. this property was absolutely fantastic. what a gorgeous place to hike. it really felt wild. i encountered some sort of water mammals (otters? beaver? muskrats?)—could see the splashes they were making, and they were yanking on low branches that hung […]

Francis Carter Preserve

| December 19, 2012

Francis Carter Preserve

3.79 miles   ★★★★ today was a beautiful crisp day for a usual suspects hike. we hiked for 2 hours and it seemed as if it was over too soon. there were a lot of blowdowns throughout this preserve, although someone had been through clearing most of the trails, so the going wasn’t difficult. we noticed several […]

Hoffman Evergreen Preserve

| December 15, 2012

Hoffman Evergreen Preserve

.91 miles   ★★★½ just a quick visit with a friend. this is really a pretty place, and i really have to come back here and do it right. i know i said that last time, but next time for sure! you can get an excellent trail map of this preserve from the avalonia land […]

Narragansett Trail & Camp Yawgoog

| December 12, 2012

Narragansett Trail & Camp Yawgoog

4.25 miles   ★★★★½ this is the usual suspects hike we attempted at the end of november. wow, very strenuous. we had an almost bad injury (slip and fall against a rock), but survived. it’s a very beautiful trip, though, and i’d like to do it again. and just a note for those who might be […]

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