Wahaneeta Preserve and Woody Hill WMA

Posted By on March 31, 2015

Wahaneeta Preserve and Woody Hill WMA

3.12 miles; westerly, ri

after some google-induced self-diagnosis, i decided that the “it band” in my right knee is the problem. ironically, this is mostly a runner’s injury, but it can also be caused by excessive sitting. so; inflammation. i’ve been self-treating with naprosin and icing the knee and today i decided to take it for a test drive with a facebook friend’s gps track in woody hill. fun! and very little pain during the walk and none afterward, so that’s great news.

a little snowy

a little snowy

i was assured that this walk was “mostly” snow-free. i was a little discouraged, at first…

much better!

much better!

but it very shortly turned into this, and i was very much happier. i’d say that as of today this walk is about 85% snow free. and the snow is only in short stretches.

quarry site

quarry site

one of the roads that lead into woody hill is named quarry road, and now i know why. this was an extensive quarry site, and it’s not the only one i came across on this trip.

springtime vignette

springtime vignette

i eventually came to the blue-dot trail i posted about before. this early spring vignette of a downed blazed tree and princess pine kind of made me smile.

welcome skunk cabbage

welcome skunk cabbage

and of course, this made me smile even more. can’t keep spring back forever!

you can find wahaneeta preserve and woody hill in the hikefinder. trailhead, trail map (this is the gps track i followed, courtesy of hiking in ri).

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