PCHC North-South Trail, Leg 5

Posted By on July 26, 2015

PCHC North-South Trail, Leg 5

8.74 miles; foster and coventry, ri

this section was one loooong road walk, but with some interesting sights along the way. i can’t wait till we get back in the woods. our next leg, next weekend, should mark our halfway point.

false solomon's seal

false solomon’s seal

we’re moving from wildflowers to berries, so it’s obvious summer is slipping away. i liked the way the light caught these berries on the false solomon’s seal.

we made new friends

we made new friends

even though this entire section was on roads, that doesn’t mean it wasn’t interesting. there was the alpaca farm…

and moar friends

and moar friends

the beautiful palomino pony…

and yet moar friends?

and yet moar friends?

and um, this guy. he looks perplexed.

eat me acres

eat me acres

and i don’t think i’ve ever seen a more aptly named farm.

turk's cap lilies

turk’s cap lilies

there were lots and lots of turk’s cap lilies along the way—such a vivid orange.

mash pole

“mash” pole

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the original “mash” pole

i’ve never heard them called “mash” poles before, but i guess it makes sense…

along the plainfield pike

along the plainfield pike

the final bit of this leg was along the plainfield pike in coventry. the pike was chartered in 1794 and ran between providence and norwich. it was a fairly hair-raising stretch to walk.

i have not added this hike to my hikefinder. you can find info on the north-south trail here.

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