26th Annual N-S Trail Trek, Leg 3

| April 7, 2018

26th Annual N-S Trail Trek, Leg 3

16.76 miles; Richmond, Exeter, West Greenwich and Coventry, RI Welp, I did it, I walked 17 miles (almost). I was one hurting puppy by the end, but I did it. This leg has some great stretches in it—Sand Hill Trail, the Ben Utter Trail, Stepstone Falls, Nicholas Farm—and one long-assed stretch of road-walking; almost 4 […]

26th Annual N-S Trail Trek, Leg 2

| March 24, 2018

26th Annual N-S Trail Trek, Leg 2

13.8 miles; Charlestown, Richmond, and Exeter, RI Wow. I had forgotten (perhaps mercifully) how rugged the very last few miles of this section are. Painful. But I’m not in as bad shape as I was after Leg 1, so I’m getting stronger. And just in time for Leg 3, which is 17 miles… This hike […]

26th Annual N-S Trail Trek, Leg 1

| March 10, 2018

26th Annual N-S Trail Trek, Leg 1

12.3 miles; Charlestown and Wood River Junction, RI So, yeah, decided to give this one another go. I have a free enough calendar that I can attend all 6 legs, and it’d be nice to do the whole thing with Ginny Leslie’s group. This one hurt, though, since I’m not used to mileage like that. […]

Top Ten Hikes of 2015

| December 29, 2015

Top Ten Hikes of 2015

okay peeps, time for my top ten favorite hikes of 2015. this time, there are several entries that are comprised of multiple hikes. and one of those isn’t really fair because it took place in another whole country. but since it’s my blog i can put what i want here, right? number 10—goldstar bridge this […]

PCHC North-South Trail, Leg 11—the final step!

| November 7, 2015

PCHC North-South Trail, Leg 11—the final step!

6.2 miles; charlestown, ri we finally did it! three of us from the providence county hiking club managed to complete the 78-mile journey we started on april 11th of this year. as usual, this hike started where the last one left off, in burlingame state park, on the vin gormley trail. not a lot of […]

PCHC North-South Trail, Leg 10

| October 24, 2015

PCHC North-South Trail, Leg 10

9.3 miles; richmond and charlestown, ri this was my least favorite leg yet, in spite of the fact that part was along the vin gormley trail, my favorite trail. burlingame management area is nasty for footing, very rocky. and endless! but only one more leg to go now. i started off this morning in darkness, […]

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