Francis Carter Preserve

| January 27, 2019

Francis Carter Preserve

7 miles; Charlestown, RI It’s amazing how fresh and new a familiar trail can seem when you start from a different trailhead and go in the opposite direction you usually do. And also, when the preserve’s custodians change the some of the colors of the blazes! I was able to get in a full 7 […]

Vin Gormley Ice Trail

| January 25, 2019

Vin Gormley Ice Trail

7.8 miles; Charlestown, RI So not 2 weeks ago I called this trail “kayak-optional.” Then we got hit with the Polar Vortex and suddenly it becomes… ice. Lots and lots of ice. Took me, naturally, longer than normal to do this loop. Wonder why? So yeah. Swap that kayak for ice skates. I put a […]

Shelter-Breakheart Trails, Alternate

| January 17, 2019

Shelter-Breakheart Trails, Alternate

5.84 miles; Exeter, RI I started this hike a bit late in the day; I had originally meant to do the normal Shelter/Breakheart route. But daylight was escaping me, so I wound up taking an alternate route back which involved rather a large amount of (dirt) road-walking. There was, however, a very nice bit in […]

Hike Like a Woman: Burlingame SP

| January 6, 2019

Hike Like a Woman: Burlingame SP

4.25 miles; Charlestown, RI This was a new-to-me Facebook Group Hike Like a Woman Southern Rhode Island. Today’s group was 4 people. We started from the “Bucky Beaver” trailhead on Kings Factory Road. And due to all the recent rain we’ve had, it should have been a kayak-optional hike. Still, fun group and a great […]

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