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 […]

Queen’s Fort

| November 22, 2014

Queen's Fort

exeter, ri this doesn’t really qualify as a hike, per se. it’s just an interesting little property near fisherville brook (see below) that i decided to visit while i was in the area. i got this description from a geocaching website: In 1675, a friendly indian reported to English colonists that Wampanoag sachem Metacom (also […]

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 […]

Best of 2014

| July 25, 2014

Best of 2014

just wanted to give a shout-out to my friend and fellow hiking blogger (blogging hiker?), ernie, on his recent award from rhode island monthly magazine for the best hiking blog of 2014, trails and walks in rhode island. it is a well-deserved award. ernie hits just about every trail, large or small, that he hears […]

2014 North South Trail Trek

| February 22, 2014

2014 North South Trail Trek

Just wanted to point my 3 or 4 regular readers to the Great Swamp Press blog, where there is info on the 2014 North-South Trail Trek. I can’t make the first two legs, but I did those last year. Maybe I’ll be able to do leg 3; I’m going to register for it. See you […]

Cast Away!

| September 6, 2013

Cast Away!

just a [mercifully] brief ankle post… got my cast off today! yay! doc said everything looked really good, and put me in a removable brace, which looks like this: i used a picture from the internet rather than my actual foot, which currently looks like a prosthetic foot because it’s all swollen and purplish. nobody […]

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