Mushrooms!

| June 28, 2013

Mushrooms!

not a hiking post, but this very short trailer spoke to me. it’s really lovely, and i hope to see the actual film someday. it features mycologist Paul Stamets speaking about the ecological place of mushrooms and the role they play “in the survival and health of the earth and human species.” enjoy!

Hidden Lake and Narragansett Trails

| June 26, 2013

Hidden Lake and Narragansett Trails

2.16 miles   2.3 mph wow, long time no post! june is a crazy busy month, and i noticed that even with 10 days off (!!!), i’ve managed to log more miles this year in june than last year. today was a quick jaunt with the usual suspects around hidden lake and down the narragansett trail. […]

The Grills, Hopkinton, Redux

| June 15, 2013

The Grills, Hopkinton, Redux

2.29 miles   2.3 mph i headed in to this property from the hopkinton entrance today. the first part of the hike goes through a farmer’s fields, and of course i picked the day he fertilized with liquid cow manure. ever smelled that stuff up close and personal? i’ve been living in the country for […]

Fisherville Brook

| June 12, 2013

Fisherville Brook

3.96 miles 2.1 mph usual suspects hike. it was a perfectly lovely day to be in the woods, and this property is always pretty. good day. this little buy blended in so well with the surrounding rock that i missed him. one of my hiking companions/suspects pointed him out to me. he was pretty small… […]

Mud-tober Mountain Backpacking Trip, Day 2

| June 9, 2013

Mud-tober Mountain Backpacking Trip, Day 2

4.2 miles   1.9 mph the trip back to the cars in the morning was a lot easier and faster, though we were all (okay, some of us) pretty sore. i have to say i was proud of my new pack, laverne. she was a svelt 25 pounds including water, and pretty easy on my […]

Mud-tober Mountain Backpacking Trip, Day 1

| June 9, 2013

Mud-tober Mountain Backpacking Trip, Day 1

8.5 miles   < 1 mph i should have realized the trail would be a muddy mess from the downpour of the previous night, but a plan is a plan. almost. the original plan was to hike an approximately 7-mile section of the appalachian trail in october mountain state forest in lee, massachusetts. we ended […]

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