Ken Weber’s Breakheart

| October 17, 2015

Ken Weber's Breakheart

7.25 miles; exeter, ri this was a providence county hiking club outing based on a hike found in 1986’s Walks and Rambles in Rhode Island book, which included 2 miles on a austin farm road, a gravel road. we did the road first, and this turned out to be a very nice hike with, again, perfect october […]

Shenipsit Trail, Soapstone Mountain

| October 15, 2015

Shenipsit Trail, Soapstone Mountain

3.5 miles; somers, ct the shenipsit trail is a 41-mile-long connecticut forest and park association blue-blazed hiking trail that runs basically north-south from cobalt to somers connecticut. the northern end of this trail goes over soapstone mountain, which boasts an observation tower on its summit with fantastic views. i drove out here and hiked to the […]

Groton Crosstown Trail

| October 13, 2015

Groton Crosstown Trail

7.8 miles; groton, ct the groton crosstown trail runs from bluff point state park to avalonia’s town’s end preserve, crossing six other properties in between with only a short bit of road-walking. i’ve been wanting to do this hike for ages, but because it’s (ostensibly) a 6-mile one-way hike, i needed a car spot. the […]

Central Arcadia Loop

| October 12, 2015

Central Arcadia Loop

5.25 miles; exeter, ri this was a surprisingly well-attended pchc hike taking in parts of other trails including mt. tom, shelter, and john hudson to make a loop. we had absolutely gorgeous weather. october of 2015 is going down as a glorious month on the trail. you have to remember to look up once in […]

Ben Utter Trail

| October 11, 2015

Ben Utter Trail

3.14 miles; exeter, ri i shared some of my hen-of-the-woods bounty with a friend battling cancer, and hiked with her and some of her friends today. nice people—beautiful day. the woods are just amazing right now. the yellow beech leaves catch the light and are downright dazzling. didn’t find anymore hens, but there were lots of […]

PCHC North-South Trail, Leg 9

| October 10, 2015

PCHC North-South Trail, Leg 9

6.8 miles; richmond, ri better than half of this was road walking, and part of that was along very busy route 138. but the part that was actually in carolina north was great. the beech foliage is especially brilliant right now. i was struck by the contrast of these blue berries against the red virginia […]

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