Narragansett Trail Section 3

Posted By on June 17, 2017

Narragansett Trail Section 3

4.75 miles; North Stonington & Voluntown, CT

The Facebook Group, Providence County Hiking Club, is hiking the Narragansett Trail in its entirety, in 5 smallish sections. Today’s PCHC hike was on a very humid day after a 2-inch rain the day before. So we got kind of damp. This is such an interesting and varied section of the Narragansett Trail, with lots of elevation changes, brooks and swamps, cellar holes, and high ledges.

Lush

Lush

The recent rains combined with summer’s belated arrival have made the woods into almost tropical-seeming jungles. It’s a nice change.

Ledge

Ledge

This hike includes some of the more dramatic ledges on the Narragansett, including High Ledges Overlook and Bullet Ledge. I don’t think the one above has a name, though.

Trametes versicolor

Trametes versicolor

The fungus is starting to make quite an appearance as well. This log was entirely covered in turkey tail, or Trametes versicolor, fungus. Never saw anything like that before.

Tremella mesenterica

Tremella mesenterica

The witche’s butter, a.k.a. Tremella mesenterica, fungus was everywhere too.

You can read more about the Narragansett Trail on its Wikipedia page. Here is my complete “Auntie” map of the trail. And as always, click on the image, above, for details about this section and to download the GPS track.

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