The Sky’s The Limit Challenge, Hike 6—Burr Pond State Park

| May 23, 2016

The Sky's The Limit Challenge, Hike 6—Burr Pond State Park

3-1/2 miles; Torrington, CT My hiking companions, Stacy and Dallas the Dog, decided to knock off a second Challenge Hike since we were out this way anyway. This is probably the most scenic and sought-after part of the state, and it’s also the corner that the Appalachian Trail cuts through. Burr Pond State Park was no […]

The Sky’s The Limit Challenge, Hike 5—Black Rock State Park

| May 23, 2016

The Sky's The Limit Challenge, Hike 5—Black Rock State Park

2 1/2 miles; Watertown, CT Another of the TSTLC hikes, this time a long drive from home, out past Waterbury, CT. This particular hike was designated as “difficult.” It really wasn’t that bad, though. Short mileage, and c’mon, at least half of it was downhill. Lotta Jacks along the trail. It’s such an interesting-looking plant. There […]

Breakheart Brook Fishing Access Trail

| May 20, 2016

Breakheart Brook Fishing Access Trail

2 1/3 miles; Exeter, RI This was a “Ladies Hike” on one of my favorite trails in Arcadia, the Breakheart Brook fishing access trail. I went with a friend. It was a lovely day, but the few wildflower photos I took came out blurry. I am gonna definitely get an external lens for my iPhone for […]

RIP, Bucky Beaver

| May 15, 2016

RIP, Bucky Beaver

8-1/4 miles; Charlestown, RI I have some sad news to report… my old pal, Bucky Beaver, is no more. I decided it was time to hit the Vin Gormley Trail again, and as is my wont, I parked at what I like to call the Bucky Beaver Trailhead on Kings Factory Highway. When I got […]

The Sky’s The Limit Challenge, Hike 4—Dinosaur State Park

| May 9, 2016

The Sky's The Limit Challenge, Hike 4—Dinosaur State Park

1/2 mile; Rocky Hill, CT Since we were so close, my challenge companions and I decided to knock off the “easy” rated Dinosaur Park, which was only about 20 minutes away. It was a short but very interesting little walk. I don’t know about you guys, but I LOVED dinosaurs when I was a kid. […]

The Sky’s The Limit Challenge, Hike 3—Miller’s Pond State Park

| May 9, 2016

The Sky's The Limit Challenge, Hike 3—Miller's Pond State Park

6-1/2 miles; Haddam, CT Time for another installment of the Sky’s the Limit Challenge Hikes.This time we went to Miller’s Pond State Park in Haddam, CT. We were looking for a particular spot on the shore of the pond for our in-park selfies. This magnificent structure greeted us just moments into the hike. It must […]

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