Tefft Hill

Posted By on July 21, 2017

Tefft Hill

4.2 miles; Exeter and Richmond, RI

I had trouble sleeping, so when I was already awake at 4:30, I decided I may as well go hiking in the coolth of the morning. Turns out, not so much coolth, and it was so humid it was like walking underwater. I cut the hike short. Also, no black trumpets, though I did see a lot of teeny little cinnabar chanterelles.

Lush

Lush

The recent rains and warm weather have combined to create a jungle-like atmosphere in our temperate woods. In the early morning it was steamy and very wet.

Turks Cap Lily

Turks Cap Lily

The Turks Cap Lilies were in bloom putting on a splendid display.

Reflections in Roaring Brook Pond

Reflections in Roaring Brook Pond

It turned into a pretty day, but still beastly hot and humid.

Unidentified Butterfly

Unidentified Butterfly

I went to google image search looking for a “brown butterfly with eye spots.” There are about a gazillion “brown butterflies with eye spots,” so I was unable to ID this guy. Looks like he was looking for some shade, though.

You can read more about Tefft Hill from my friend’s website, Trails & Walks in RI. Note, the trailhead at the State Garage on Nooseneck Hill Road (Route 3), is currently closed due to construction on the bridge on Route 95. As always, click on the image, above, for details about this section and to download the GPS track.

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