Grass Pond Blue Trail

Posted By on August 19, 2018

Grass Pond Blue Trail

1.1 miles; Richmond, RI

[Ed. Note: I have been EXTREMELY remiss in posting for the past few months. A lot of personal drama. But I have made a vow to post at least once a day until I’m caught up. So watch the dates on these, as there is quite a backlog.]

Since today’s PCHC hike leader was also a hiking blogger/blogging hiker, he wanted to go check out and document a new trail on this Nature Conservancy property, so I tagged along for my second hike of the day. This property abuts a state of RI preserve of the same name, and the new trail connects to the trails on the state land.

Trailhead Signage

Trailhead Signage

The trailhead is at a cul-de-sac in a small housing development, and has this excellent signage. Love me some good signage.

Great Blazing

Great Blazing

And as is the norm for Nature Conservancy properties in RI, the blazing was excellent as well. Hard to miss.

Beautiful Trail

Beautiful Trail

Add to that some lovely trails, and you have a nice walk in the woods.

White Pored Sulpher Shelf, or Chicken of the Woods

White Pored Sulphur Shelf, or Chicken of the Woods

Such a sweet specimen of chicken of the woods! Today I learned that there are actually 6 different species of chickens, and that the white-pored variety is considered especially choice. And yeah, I snagged it…

You can find out more about the Grass Pond Preserve and get a trail map from this Nature Conservancy website. Also, hunting is allowed on the RI DEM portion of the preserve, so blaze orange is a requirement during the season. As always, click the image above for details about this hike and to download the gps track.

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