Upton State Forest

| April 28, 2013

Upton State Forest

4 miles   2.5 mph today was the backpacking “gear shakedown” hike run by the amc. my legs were shot from yesterday’s adventure, so this was much more painful than anticipated. not to mention that shirley was probably more than a few pounds heavier than i was used to due to the addition of a […]

Tippecansett Loop

| April 27, 2013

Tippecansett Loop

6.5 miles   2.3 mph as i did the first half of the tippecansett trail last month, i originally wanted to do the 2nd half today, but couldn’t get a car spot, so i kind of quickly created a loop to include a good portion of the unfinished part of the tippecansett. it turned out […]

Tillinghast Management Area

| April 25, 2013

Tillinghast Management Area

5.5 miles   2.6 mph just the two of us usual suspects again today, and we moved pretty smartly through this nature conservancy property. we are now in another hunting season—turkey, i believe—so blaze-orange is again a necessity on most of these properties. shirley is up to 25 pounds now and boy, i felt that […]

Big River 1

| April 22, 2013

Big River 1

4 miles   2.5 mph i have labelled this hike with the number 1 because i really would like to go back and do some more exploring. i started off trying to follow the ken weber hike from more walks and rambles in rhode island, 1992 edition, #36, and promptly got off track. in fact, […]

Pachaug SF, Beach Pond North

| April 21, 2013

Pachaug SF, Beach Pond North

5 miles   2.1 mph i wanted a loop hike, and since the pachaug trail doesn’t really lend itself to loop hikes, i added in various mountain bike paths and old woods roads to make it a loop, with predictably mixed results. the blue-blazed pachaug trail through here is rugged and beautiful, the rest not […]

Arcadia WMA, Arcadia, Sandy Brook and Dove Crest Trails

| April 15, 2013

3.68 miles   2.4 mph this was about the same mileage as the last few hikes, but with fewer ups and downs. gonna have to start increasing my mileage, i guess. sandy brook is actually an old dirt road that is multi-use (i.e., motorized vehicles). it is in really good shape in spite of that, […]

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