Fisherville Brook

| November 22, 2014

Fisherville Brook

3.37 miles; exeter, ri i know i’ve been here at least 3 or 4 other times, but i actually had to go back and read what i said about it to see what i thought. i apparently enjoyed it a lot those other times… not so much this time. there was a relentless ankle-deep carpet […]

Dragonfly Update

| November 21, 2014

Dragonfly Update

so remember this guy from wednesday’s hike? i asked my friend bruce fellman about him. bruce is a naturalist who has a particular passion for dragonflies. here is what he told me: “…it’s a Common Green Darner (Anax junius) and one of our most abundant large odonates, particularly in the late summer/early fall, when they […]

Vin Gormley Trail

| November 21, 2014

Vin Gormley Trail

7.88 miles; charlestown, ri today felt like a good day to get in a long hike, and i’m glad i did, although that last mile was COOOOLLLLDD with the wind whipping across wachaug pond. not much to say about the vin gormley that i haven’t said before. i do love this hike, especially if you […]

DuVal Trail

| November 19, 2014

DuVal Trail

5.05 miles; south kingstown, ri i just felt like some hill work was in order today, and also wanted to follow the blue-blazed trail as far as i could. i did both, and the hills weren’t as bad as i remember. turns out the complete “out-and-back” on the blue trail is 5 miles even. i have updated […]

Wahaneeta Preserve and Woody Hill WMA

| November 18, 2014

Wahaneeta Preserve and Woody Hill WMA

3.81 miles; westerly, ri i decided to pay a visit to a new (to me, anyway) westerly land trust property, the wahaneeta preserve. this is an old girl scout camp, and still has some of the infrastructure remaining from that time, including some cool fireplaces and a lodge. and it looks as though the westerly […]

Barn Island

| November 16, 2014

Barn Island

4.52 miles; stonington, ct since there is no hunting permitted in connecticut on sundays, i headed back to beautiful barn island, no longer a dystopian hellscape of blood-sucking insects, unless you count deer ticks. it was a cool gray day, but always a good walk. i was struck by all the different colors in the […]

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