A Vernal Pool Exploration

| April 18, 2015

A Vernal Pool Exploration

2.9 miles; richmond, ri this was a fun walk with the ri wild plant society led by two uri professors to a vernal pond in carolina management area. we got to see lots of cool creatures, from fairy shrimp to newts to caddisflies that build homes for themselves and then hide in them like hermit crabs, […]

Blackstone Canal and Bikeway

| April 15, 2015

Blackstone Canal and Bikeway

4 miles; lincoln, ri i took a quick trip to this spot after i saw it on a friend’s “to-do” list. they really have done wonders with the blackstone river shoreline. i remember being involved in a clean-up along here on the very first earth day (yeah, i’m that old), and it was pretty skeevy […]

PCHC North-South Trail, Leg 1

| April 11, 2015

PCHC North-South Trail, Leg 1

6.8 miles; douglas, ma and pascoag, ri i never managed to finish the great north-south trail trek, either year i started it, so i’ve never been on this leg of the trail. the providence county hiking club has broken the trail into more and smaller legs than the “great north-south trail trek” people, and just […]

Hodge Pond South

| April 8, 2015

Hodge Pond South

4.25 miles; voluntown, ct every now and again i get a real hankering to re-visit a hike (and isn’t that a grand word, “hankering?”). i’ve been thinking about this hike for a while, and today i managed to get there. it has a lot of really interesting features, and despite the fact that this part of […]

Canonchet Preserves & Black Farm

| April 6, 2015

Canonchet Preserves & Black Farm

4 miles; hopkinton, ri or as i like to call it, crossing the canonchet brook over and over and over again. i didn’t document my first crossing, which is not far from the parking lot at the canonchet preserves trailhead on route 3. but this is the 2nd crossing, at the old mill site on […]

Airline Trail & Robbins Preserve

| April 4, 2015

Airline Trail & Robbins Preserve

4.13 miles; thompson, ct i guess the providence county hiking club was too optimistic about trail conditions even at this late date, because the originally-scheduled hike was another tri-state trek, but there was waaaay too much snow on the airline trail, so we punted and visited a wyndham land trust property also in thompson. it […]

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