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 […]

A Slight Case of Mistaken Identity

| December 2, 2015

A Slight Case of Mistaken Identity

so i heard from someone at the amc, narragansett chapter, about this structure on the yellow-blazed ben utter trail in arcadia. i have in the past identified it as a backpacking shelter, but this is not correct. this structure was (and will be in the future) a picnic pavilion. it was originally built in the […]

Two Movies About Hiking

| September 6, 2015

Two Movies About Hiking

interestingly, the day before i’m to leave on a big hiking vacation, i watched not one but two long-distance hiking movies: Wild and A Walk in the Woods. i‘ve read both books, and based on that, i assumed i would like A Walk in the Woods much more than Wild. guess that’s why you have to watch them, as my reaction […]

Spring Peepers 2015!

| April 3, 2015

Spring Peepers 2015!

nope, not a hiking post, per se, but i did take a short stroll up to my neighbors’ front field tonight, where there’s a gigantic vernal pond. they call it “lake will-be-gone.”  and guess what? the peepers and wood frogs were almost deafening! yep. i think spring’s coming soon. any day now.

Be Smart About Ticks

| January 16, 2015

Be Smart About Ticks

yes, a rare non-hiking post. and a long one, apologies. but i wouldn’t blather on like this if it wasn’t really important. as you might know, or perhaps not, i am a uri master gardener, and have been since 1990. part of being a master gardener in good standing is to accumulate at least 20 […]

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