Snowshoeing the Grills

| February 22, 2015

Snowshoeing the Grills

3.5 miles; westerly, ri so i dragged myself out today… yeah, it’s just like that. i can’t say i enjoyed this hike. it rained last night, and the snow cover was wet and heavy and not particularly stable, so snowshoeing was a LOT of work. and i got blisters on both heels today, too, not sure […]

Snowshoeing Canonchet Preserve

| February 13, 2015

Snowshoeing Canonchet Preserve

2.2 miles; hopkinton, ri if you had told january 2012 me that february 2015 me would be strapping on snowshoes in single-digit temperatures and traipsing through the woods, jan 2012 me would have laughed myself sick. herself sick. pronouns are kind of tricky in this situation. and i didn’t have to break trail today, either. […]

Wilcox Park

| February 12, 2015

Wilcox Park

1.6 miles; westerly, ri i had some errands in westerly today, so i thought i’d check out wilcox park. after one circuit it was obvious i should have used my yak trax. it was an adventure, in that there were quite a few icy patches where snow melted and refroze. also there was an entire […]

Francis Carter

| February 11, 2015

Francis Carter

2.3 miles; charlestown, ri this was an abbreviated “usual suspects” hike, and we were blessedly able to hike without snowshoes! the yellow and blue trails in this popular nature conservancy preserve are pretty well packed down, although there was perhaps a bit of post-holing—not much, just maybe every 100 steps or so. oh, and the parking […]

Snowshoeing Ninigret

| February 10, 2015

Snowshoeing Ninigret

2.62 miles; charlestown, ri i wanted to try canonchet preserves, but the parking area looked a little iffy to me, so i drove down to charlestown figuring the feds would have it nicely plowed out, and i was right. as usual, it was harder to get myself motivated to go out there than actually doing […]

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