The Grills

| April 30, 2015

The Grills

3.3 miles; westerly, ri took a friend to visit this preserve and discovered that the blue trail that goes over kedinker island was closed for bridge repairs. bummer. that’s the prettiest introduction to the grills… but we got to see the cemetery and the polly coon bridge from the other side, so it wasn’t a […]

Black Hut WMA

| April 29, 2015

Black Hut WMA

5.85 miles; north smithfield, ri i downloaded a gps track from a fellow hiker and followed his track through this somewhat neglected wildlife management area in the northern part of the state. it was interesting; there were 3 quarry sites, an old ymca camp, a cemetery, and a mysterious stone structure which might have been the […]

Goldstar Bridge

| April 28, 2015

Goldstar Bridge

5 miles; groton and new london, ct i always wanted to see what this pedestrian walkway along the goldstar bridge between groton and new london was like, and since i had a fairly long wait in store at my groton car dealership’s service department for a recall fix, now i know. it’s a long-assed bridge—very […]

PCHC North-South Trail, Leg 2

| April 25, 2015

PCHC North-South Trail, Leg 2

8.17 miles; pascoag and glocester, ri i walked a good part of this leg when i did the middle loop of the walkabout trail in april of 2013. this was a great hike, and we had beautiful weather; sunny and cool, still no bugs. i felt great, too, as if i could have walked another […]

WITW#7—Browning Mill Pond & Tefft Hill Trails

| April 22, 2015

WITW#7—Browning Mill Pond & Tefft Hill Trails

5 miles; exeter & richmond, ri in honor of meeting ellie heyder last weekend, and because it’s been so long since i’ve been in arcadia, i thought i’d revisit this “walk in the watershed.” if you’re unfamiliar with what i’m talking about, ellie heyder is one of the authors of the pamphlet walks in the watershed, published […]

An Accidental Group Hike

| April 19, 2015

An Accidental Group Hike

5.25 miles; westerly, ri what if you gave a hike and nobody came? that happened to me today. i was supposed to lead a providence county hiking club hike on the grills in westerly today, but nobody showed up. fortunately it was also a scheduled hike for another hiking club, the yankee trailers, who did show up. they […]

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