Saturdays by the Book: Rain out!

| April 26, 2014

Saturdays by the Book: Rain out!

so no hike today. i did get dressed and start off, but the pouring rain (and the vivid memory of slipping on a wet rock and breaking my ankle) finally convinced me that this saturdays by the book hike (durfee hill, hike #25 from ken weber’s weekend walks in rhode island) was not to be. instead, […]

slliG ehT

| April 24, 2014

slliG ehT

3.87 miles, 2.4 mph i thought i’d walk the grills backwards from the way i usually always walk it. very cool! like having a whole new preserve to explore! here’s the view from “big hill.” i don’t usually go up here; it’s a short out-and-back spur trail, and the view, once you’ve seen it, doesn’t […]

Francis Carter Preserve

| April 23, 2014

Francis Carter Preserve

3.12 miles, 2.4 mph you know that thing where you get about 1-1/2 miles into a 3-mile hike and it starts to rain? yeah. got very wet. but it wasn’t cold, and there were no bugs, and i was still out in the woods with my “usual suspect” friends, so, win. it was, in fact, […]

Old Furnace State Park

| April 22, 2014

Old Furnace State Park

4.83 miles, 2 mph if ever the expression “your mileage may vary” were true, this would be the time. this was, according to everything i could find, a 1-1/2 mile out-and-back. pfft. my final total for the hike on my iPhone gps was 4.83 miles. little bit different. and nothing mentioned two blazed hiking trails. there […]

Schoolhouse Pond Trail

| April 22, 2014

Schoolhouse Pond Trail

6.47 miles, 2.1 mph wow. this was a longer hike than i anticipated. but it was quite interesting. i started out on sammy’s c’s trail, which i had explored before last december. my ankle was not up to walking the whole trail at that time, so i cut it short, but i have been wanting to […]

Saturdays by the Book #2: Mount Higby

| April 20, 2014

Saturdays by the Book #2: Mount Higby

4.2 miles, 1.2 mph welcome to hike number two in my (hopefully) continuing series, “saturdays  by the book.” this week i chose nature walks in connecticut by rené laubach and charles w. g. smith, published by the appalachian mountain club in 1999. mount higby is hike number 24, and can be found (in my edition) on page […]

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