Top Ten Hikes of 2014, Part 2

| December 31, 2014

Top Ten Hikes of 2014, Part 2

see part 1, here. and with no further ado, here is the rest of my best ofs. number 5—canonchet preserve, hopkinton, ri this is a brand-new set of trails that was added to the nature conservancy’s existing canonchet brook preserve. the fancy sign at the trailhead says it is part of the “dark skies borderlands trail […]

Top Ten Hikes of 2014, Part 1

| December 31, 2014

Top Ten Hikes of 2014, Part 1

it’s that time of year again, and i guess that means it’s time to list my 10 favorite hikes of 2014. it was really very difficult to narrow this list down to only 10 hikes, as there were so many really great ones. oddly, all of the hikes i picked except for #3 and #10 were […]

DuVal Trail

| December 29, 2014

DuVal Trail

6.28 miles; south kingstown, ri today was a long tour of the duval trail system. i hiked both the the whole blue-blazed trail, which is a 2-1/2 mile out-and-back, and then added in the yellow-blazed “lynn’s loop” and the red-blazed “polly’s rock loop,” which added another mile or so. i usually hike this by cutting […]

Tri-State Trek

| December 27, 2014

Tri-State Trek

4 miles; east thompson, ct a providence county hiking club hike again, and this time i kind of made up a loop from older hikes. we hiked 4 miles in 3 states. i kind of forgot what a bear that first mile up to the tri-state marker and then the midstate trail can be coming from ct,  but […]

Riverwood and a Riverwalk

| December 26, 2014

Riverwood and a Riverwalk

4.2 miles; westerly and wakefield, ri hope everyone had a nice christmas/hanukkah/kwanza/festivus. today’s hike was a double providence county hiking club hike. the first part was on the westerly land trust’s riverwood property, and it was a great morning for hiking, if a little crisp. i’ve posted about riverwood before. it’s a really nice property […]

Vin Gormley Trail

| December 22, 2014

Vin Gormley Trail

8 miles; charlestown, ri it was a truly lovely day to be outside today. not too cold, maybe in the 40’s, and sunny. i had a need to really burn up some calories, so i did the vin gormley as fast as i could, which, for me, was pretty fast. took me under 3 hours. […]

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