High Bluff Coastal Trail

| January 16, 2018

High Bluff Coastal Trail

8.97 miles; Carrabelle, FL Wow, was I psyched when I found this trail. An almost 9-mile trail through many different kinds of habitat in a state forest? Sign me up. I had the impression this was a big trail until I Googled up a map of the state forest itself… Seems like a drop in […]

Cape San Blas Beach and Bike Path

| January 10, 2018

Cape San Blas Beach and Bike Path

5 miles; Port St. Joe, FL Today I decided to take a stroll along the beach to the “elbow” of Cape San Blas, then a slightly precarious beach walk through a lot of dead fall, and finish up with a rather boring return along a bike path. But it was right outside my door, so […]

Saint Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve, Deal Tract

| January 10, 2018

Saint Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve, Deal Tract

1.4 miles; Port St. Joe, FL I saw some information on this preserve on line and thought it might make an interesting little walk. I was rather disappointed, but the environment is still so different and intriguing that I can’t claim to be bored by it Two things in that write-up caught my eye about […]

Wright Lake Loop Trail

| January 7, 2018

Wright Lake Loop Trail

4.87 miles; Sumatra, FL My first actual hike in Florida, and in 2018, was in the Apalachicola National Forest. Kind of monotonous and very very flat. Compared to the weather in Southern Connecticut, it’s just nice to see green instead of snow! And there were lots and lots of wildflowers blooming. In January! Such a […]

Pratt & Wickaboxet

| December 26, 2017

Pratt & Wickaboxet

3.55 miles; West Greenwich, RI I guess I’m not quite done with 2017 after all. My friend Ann had never hiked Pratt and was itching to see it, so we did a car-spot, putting 1 car at Tillinghast and then starting from Saddle Rock Road. The day’s weather was a high of 24º and there […]

Top Ten Hikes of 2017, Part 2

| December 19, 2017

Top Ten Hikes of 2017, Part 2

And here’s the rest of the hikes I loved this past year [for Part 1, see here]… beginning with #5—Cockaponset Trail, Sections 1 & 2 Another idle evening of poking around on the CFPA’s interactive hiking map, another blue-blazed trail knocked off! This one was too tempting, because it was a) short, and 2) you […]

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