Mashamoquet Brook State Park

| November 17, 2012

Mashamoquet Brook State Park

3.94 miles   ★★★★½ this is a very pretty park, with nicely blazed and well-maintained trails. of course, this is a park, not a wildlife management area like pachaug, so no multi-use trails and no motorized vehicles and no hunting. i did hear gunshots off in the distance, but nothing in the park. the main trail system […]

Reed-Mitchell Preserve

| November 15, 2012

Reed-Mitchell Preserve

2.66 miles   ★★★½ this is an avalonia land conservancy property in north stonington. it includes a pretty little brook, some very cool glacial erratics, and lots of old stone walls. however, i can’t express how much i hate walking on the thick carpet of leaves that obscures the trails. very annoying. not that i’m expecting […]

Arcadia—Deep Pond, Dye Hill, & Brushy Brook Trails

| November 12, 2012

Arcadia—Deep Pond, Dye Hill, & Brushy Brook Trails

5.25 miles   ★★★½ wow, this was a longer hike than my poor tired legs wanted to do today. also, new rule: never, never, hike a new trail without hiking poles. i fell 3 times because the trail was rocky and ledgy and completely obscured by fallen leaves. and my legs were tired. all that said, i […]

Mount Willard, White Mountains National Forest

| November 10, 2012

Mount Willard, White Mountains National Forest

3.2 miles  ★★★★★ i know what you’re thinking… “3.2 miles? really auntie? you call that a hike?” well, let me tell you, when you’re going up 900 feet in 1.6 miles, yeah, i call that a hike. this was the second of our hikes from our usual suspects new hampshire trip, and it pushed me past limits […]

Zealand Trail, White Mountains National Forest

| November 9, 2012

Zealand Trail, White Mountains National Forest

5.6 miles   ★★★★★ hi, all, i’m back again to my usual posting schedule. between “superstorm” sandy, the follow-up nor’easter, and my trip to new hampshire, i realize it’s been a while. this hike was amazing. although there was no snow in the lowlands, i was shocked, shocked i tell you, to find snow and ice […]

Post Sandy Post

| November 6, 2012

Post Sandy Post

so it’s been ages and ages since i’ve posted here, mainly because i haven’t hiked since before sandy blew through my little corner of connecticut. we survived the storm just fine, but our power was out for 126 hours. that’s five full days plus another 6 hours, for the mathematically challenged among you. i’ve also […]

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