Narragansett Trail, Green Fall Gorge

| August 23, 2016

Narragansett Trail, Green Fall Gorge

4.2 miles; Voluntown, CT I went back today to one of my favorite local places. There’s not much water in the river, so the crossing, which can be hairy at times, was pretty tame. Otherwise it was an uneventful hike. This stretch of the blue-blazed Narragansett Trail through the gorge is always an experience. It’s […]

Chapman Sawmill Site, Pachaug SF

| August 22, 2016

Chapman Sawmill Site, Pachaug SF

3.7 miles; North Stonington, CT Wow. This was sooo much fun, but in a very different way from the suspension bridge hike. First off, I got to see a part of the Pachaug State Forest I’ve never been in before, and it’s less than 4 miles from my house, to boot. Second, it’s a very interesting […]

The Sky’s The Limit Challenge, Hike 11—Bluff Point SP

| August 21, 2016

The Sky's The Limit Challenge, Hike 11—Bluff Point SP

4.7 miles; Groton, CT Another Challenge Hike down, although this was, in theory, not particularly challenging. Under 5 miles, and all basically flat. How bad could that be? Depends. If you’re a “lady of a certain age,” and very short for your weight, as I am, and you don’t freakin’ hike for almost 3 weeks, […]

Scouting Trails in Norwich

| August 17, 2016

Scouting Trails in Norwich

Two in a row non-hiking report posts! It’s a new record. This is more of a report of a scouting expedition in Norwich, CT. And if you got here via my Facebook page, the answer is… The Upper Falls of the Yantic River in downtown Norwich, CT. The legend goes that um, well, why don’t […]

An Update from the AMC

| August 13, 2016

An Update from the AMC

Yes, I know, it’s a very rare non-hiking-report post. I’ve posted about this before, but I thought this information was important to share again. I recently received a note from Kerry Robinson of the Narragansett Chapter of the AMC about the former picnic grove and backpacking site in Arcadia, off the Tippecansett Trail near Stepstone […]

Poquetanuck Cove Preserve

| August 6, 2016

Poquetanuck Cove Preserve

2.06 miles; Ledyard, CT On the drive to the Avery Preserve hike I passed a sign for this preserve, owned by the Nature Conservancy of Connecticut. Both because the first hike was so short and because I am constitutionally unable to pass by a trailhead without at least checking it out, a friend and I […]

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