Branch River Park

| February 27, 2016

Branch River Park

2.5 miles; Burrillville, RI Today was a very cold day for a short Providence County Hiking Club hike along the Branch River in northern Rhode Island. The Branch is the largest Blackstone River tributary in Rhode Island, and this town-owned park at times felt like a much wilder place. I couldn’t find much online about […]

Is It Me?

| February 19, 2016

Is It Me?

4.89 miles; Richmond and Exeter, RI Am I really that much of a klutz? I was wondering, because of the shoulder injury I got while I was in Arizona. Which I subsequently re-injured today while hiking, by tripping over a branch and again, throwing my hands out to catch myself and jamming the shoulder. Again. […]

The Grills

| February 17, 2016

The Grills

2.87 miles; Westerly, RI Finally back in New England, and I was trying to decide where I wanted to hike first. It had snowed here, and in spite of the heavy rain and 50-degree temperatures of the day before, I wasn’t entirely sure the woods would be snow-free. I decided that my first choice, the […]

Short Springs Natural Area

| February 7, 2016

Short Springs Natural Area

2.25 miles; Tullahoma, TN I took one final trek while on route home from Arizona, this time in Tullahoma, Tennessee. This was an absolutely beautiful spot with lots of elevation changes and waterfalls. The geology of this place must be fascinating. The rocks along the water course were very geometrically segmented—they looked like tiles. In fact, […]

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