Nicholas Farm WMA, South

| June 26, 2015

Nicholas Farm WMA, South

3.5 miles; coventry, ri i hiked this with a friend as an exploratory hike. i’ve been on this management area before, but not this part of it. pretty interesting, if fairly beat up by motorized vehicles. it includes a long stretch of the north-south trail, which, in turn, includes the exact midpoint of the north-south trail, […]

Snake Den SF

| June 25, 2015

Snake Den SF

7.25 miles; johnston, ri today i decided to download and follow a friend’s gps track on this state park in johnston. mostly this hike just beat me up. there were some muddy spots and a ton of mosquitos, some pretty decent hills, and some very dicey water crossings. still, the overlook in the northern part […]

Paffard Woods

| June 24, 2015

Paffard Woods

1.5 miles; stonington, ct this was a short but fun walk with a friend on this avalonia property. lots to look at including a gorgeous little brook, interesting rock formations, and wildflowers. i had hoped to visit this property last february on snowshoes, but the parking lot looked pretty dicey to me, and i didn’t […]

Walkabout Trail

| June 20, 2015

Walkabout Trail

8.5 miles; burrillville and glocester, ri if you don’t know the story of the walkabout trail, it’s a good one. from the new england mountain bike association: In 1965, Australian soldiers from the Royal Autralian Navy were stuck in Rhode Island, waiting for their brand new missile destroyer. So how does one amuse 300 soldiers […]

Mountain Laurels on the Duval

| June 19, 2015

Mountain Laurels on the Duval

6.2 miles; s. kingstown, ri so i decided to go back and do the entire hike we had originally planned to do on june 10. besides hoping the laurel blossoms hadn’t passed, i just needed to shake the dust off, and duval is good for working up a sweat. also, the laurels were ALLLLLMOST there today. so […]

A Morning on the Breakheart & Shelter Trails

| June 17, 2015

A Morning on the Breakheart & Shelter Trails

7.2 miles; exeter, ri i am not by nature a “morning person.” of course, this is like saying that mount everest is not, by nature, a valley. i really, really, don’t like getting up in the morning. but weirdly, i just kind of woke up this morning, and since i was up so early anyway, i […]

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