Hoffman Evergreen Preserve

| January 19, 2015

Hoffman Evergreen Preserve

3.2 miles; stonington, ct it’s been ages since i’ve been on this avalonia property (okay, a little under 2 years), and i never really walked the whole thing. so today i did that. it’s really pretty easy walking, except for the blue loop at the very northern end, which is rocky and has a few moderate […]

Quinnebaug Trail

| January 17, 2015

Quinnebaug Trail

4.76 miles; plainfield, ct naively thought i’d knock off another blue-blazed trail today, the quinnebaug. i’ve hiked most of it already, i just needed that last bit from flat rock road out to route 14a in sterling. it looked to be about 2-1/2 to 3 miles. “piece of cake,” i thought. “nice way to spend […]

Be Smart About Ticks

| January 16, 2015

Be Smart About Ticks

yes, a rare non-hiking post. and a long one, apologies. but i wouldn’t blather on like this if it wasn’t really important. as you might know, or perhaps not, i am a uri master gardener, and have been since 1990. part of being a master gardener in good standing is to accumulate at least 20 […]

Bluff Point

| January 15, 2015

Bluff Point

3.72 miles; groton, ct so i was in the area, and once again, constrained for time, so i did a quick circuit here. nice, if cold day. some nice lady in the parking lot helped me put my new yak trax on. they were needed; there was lots of ice on the trail. lots of ice. […]

Tillinghast Pond

| January 14, 2015

Tillinghast Pond

4.18 miles; west greenwich, ri cold today… although i think it was actually a few degrees warmer than yesterday, it felt worse because there was no sun. my “usual suspect” friends and i hiked tillinghast pond, or at least, we hiked the coney brook loop and the pond trail. the trail surface was kind of […]

The Grills

| January 13, 2015

The Grills

4.5 miles; westerly, ri i seriously needed to get out and get a bit of mileage today, and i had so many other things to do, too, that i needed someplace familiar and local. so, the grills. it was so cold! took me over a mile to warm up, and even then, my butt was […]

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