Day 5 27th N-S Trail Trek

Posted By on May 4, 2019

Day 5 27th N-S Trail Trek

13 miles; Foster and Burriville, RI, and Killingly, CT

[Editors Note: Once again I’ve broken my solemn vow to not let unposted hikes accumulate. I wound up almost a full month and 8 hikes behind. Mea culpa. Won’t happen again. I hope. All caught up now!]

Alas, once again I won’t be able to do the last section in two weeks, so today’s hike concluded my version of the 27th Trek. It did include Ginny “Queen of the North South Trail” Leslie’s commemorative post and my favorite view on the whole trail, Beaver Meadow.

The Ginny Post

The Ginny Post

Ginny was the driving force behind the creation of the North-South Trail, and she organizes the yearly treks. She is also known as the Queen of the North-South Trail. And in my opinion, this post, like Roland’s, needs to be made from granite.

Dame's Rocket

Dame’s Rocket

Nice to see flowers blooming. We saw violets and myrtle and more.

Shippee Schoolhouse Monument

Shippee Schoolhouse Monument

This is my, what, 3rd or 4th time through here? First time I remember seeing this. (Watch. I’ll get done with this post and go look at my blog and find, like, three photos of this from past years.) (Getting old is not for sissies.)

Abandoned Game?

Abandoned Game?

There’s always one or two odd sights along this trail… Why the lonely ball and bat? Was there a game underway that was interrupted? Who knows?

My Favorite View

My Favorite View

Along Old Snake Hill Road. This is Beaver Meadow. I find this vista captivating.

You can find out more about the North-South trail from this rather old and slightly link-rotty website called HTML Outdoors Planet. There is also some very good info on “The Trek” website. But by far the best guide to the North-South Trail is published by the Great Swamp Press. It is, unfortunately, out of print right now, and essentially unavailable as a used book. It is, however, available from the Rhode Island Library system. As always, click the image above for details about this hike and to download the gps track.

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