Tillighast Management Area

| March 28, 2012

Tillighast Management Area

★★★★½  5.5 miles another master gardener friends hike. fantastic property, very varied and beautiful. we saw a magnificent old magnolia tree (flowering!) and some lilacs (not flowering yet) by the cellar hole of what must have been the farmhouse, an ancient-looking apple orchard, some old mill sites, fields, and lots of piney woods. but we […]

Barn Island Management Area

| March 27, 2012

Barn Island Management Area

★★★★★  5.24 miles beautiful day, if a little cold, but then i guess we’ve been spoiled. first full repeat in a long time, but really, a repeat-plus. i did this walk on january 5th. that day, i was amazed i got through 3 miles. today, i couldn’t stop after 3 miles, and went an extra […]

Escoheag Trail, Ben Utter Trail, Stepstone Falls

| March 26, 2012

Escoheag Trail, Ben Utter Trail, Stepstone Falls

★★★★★  6 miles fantastic walk. varied terrain, a beautiful river, the falls… everything was great today. spring is definitely coming to the woods, too, even if it wasn’t as unseasonably warm today as it was last weekend. i saw tons of red maple in bloom, and even a little stand of coltsfoot by the falls. […]

Beach Pond/Tippecansett Trail

| March 21, 2012

Beach Pond/Tippecansett Trail

★★★★  4.85 miles another wednesday hike with my master gardener friends. pretty varied terrain, but minimal climby. prolly 60:40 hikey:walkey. some old woods roads, some beautiful woodland trails through old hemlock and young white pine woods. there will be no posting for a few days, as i am off now to florida to watch the […]

Hartman Park, Lyme

| March 18, 2012

Hartman Park, Lyme

★★★★½  4.75 miles my first hike with the se ct adventures meetup group. this was a fantastic property. so much to see… from “the fairy circle” to “the snout” to “three chimneys…” 90:10 hikey:walkey, with some SERIOUS climby involved. and by serious, i mean, at one point i was going up on all 4s. good […]

Arcadia, Breakheart & Shelter Trails, #2

| March 17, 2012

Arcadia, Breakheart & Shelter Trails, #2

★★★★  3.86 miles decided to revisit these trails, but took some different routes, which was fun. took unblazed old farm and woods roads, some of which were in great condition, and some of which were a mess. nice mix of hikey:walkey, 50:50. tough climb up breakheart hill, but not killer.

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