Shenipsit Trail, Section 2

| November 27, 2017

Shenipsit Trail, Section 2

9.3 miles; Glastonbury, CT Another ball-buster (or should the expression in my case be ovary-buster?) of a hike, at least for me. Lots of ups and downs and I actually missed a turn and had to extend it more than I wanted to. Some great views, too, but the wind today was brutal at the […]

Green Fall Gorge

| November 25, 2017

Green Fall Gorge

3.8 miles; Voluntown, CT This hike was mostly to check out the new bridge installed by the CFPA. I expected it to go across the Green Fall River, but I was wrong; instead, it makes a particularly tough section of the trail along the eastern side of the river much less treacherous. I also ran […]

Tryptophan Trot, Wolf Hill

| November 24, 2017

Tryptophan Trot, Wolf Hill

4 miles; Smithfield, RI This was the annual PCHC post-Thanksgiving Day food coma hike, this year at Wolf Hill in Smithfield. It was pretty cold, but very clear and bright. We got great views from the old Boy Scout camp site vantage. We had a small but intrepid group of hikers, and the weather, as […]

Shenipsit Trail, Section 1

| November 17, 2017

Shenipsit Trail, Section 1

11.7 miles; East Haddam and Glastonbury, CT Whew. When I decided to start knocking off the CFPA’s blue-blazed trails as a follow-up to the Bay Circuit Trail, I knew it would probably be a bit harder. Which, in the case of the Shenipsit Trail, turns out to be a serious mis-underestimation. To start with, I […]

Turner Reservoir Loop

| November 15, 2017

Turner Reservoir Loop

3 miles; East Providence, RI and Seekonk, MA The James V. Turner Reservoir in East Providence, Rhode Island, and Seekonk, Massachusetts, was constructed with the aid of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. Turner Reservoir was created in 1935 with the building of the Turner Dam, and the City of East Providence used it for […]

Take-A-Hike’s 100th

| November 12, 2017

Take-A-Hike's 100th

4.37 miles; Hopkinton, RI This was the Facebook “Take-A-Hike” group’s 100th hike, and our hike leader picked one of the prettiest places in RI, the Boy Scout camp Yawgoog in Hopkinton. We had a decent turnout for this hike, a lot of the “usual suspects.” And the weather was cold and clear. We even saw […]

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