Wickaboxet from Tillinghast Pond

Posted By on May 7, 2014

Wickaboxet from Tillinghast Pond

6.52 miles, 1.8 mph

whelp, this was almost a complete disaster. got to the trailhead and realized i’d forgotten my hiking boots. but since i was already there and this was a usual suspects hike, there was no point going home to retrieve them, so i ended up hiking over 6-1/2 miles in…

shoes

shoes

yup. a beat-up pair of slip-on sneakers. D’OH! it was fine for the first, oh, 3 miles or so, but i then began to develop what turned into a large blister on the bottom of my right foot. still, i soldiered on and finished the hike, wincing and grimacing all the way.

magnolia tree

magnolia tree

on the yellow-blazed flintlock trial, the old magnolia tree where the farmstead was is just past peak bloom. i noticed lilacs here, too. i’ll have to come back when they’re in bloom.

cemetery

cemetery

and the cemetery that’s called out on my map seemed somehow spookier today. basically, this is the same core hike i did on march 27, but from a different trailhead. in march i started from the pratt conservation area at the end of saddle rock road. this time, we started out from the tillinghast pond parking area on plain road, following the flintlock trail to its intersection with the wickaboxet loop. turns out to be about a quarter mile longer, round trip, than going in through pratt. it still is one of my all time favorite hikes.

i have added this hike to the hikefinder.

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2 Responses to “Wickaboxet from Tillinghast Pond”

  1. Cynthia says:

    As the “suspect” walking behind you, I kept looking at those shoes of yours, and all the debris that kept getting in them.

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