The Vin Gormley Trail

| August 19, 2019

The Vin Gormley Trail Stats Distance: approximately 8 miles, many additional hikes available Level of Difficulty: Easy to Moderate Towns: Charlestown, RI Property Owned By: State of RI Hunting Allowed: Yes, in the northern part Dogs Allowed: Yes, must be leashed Description The Vin Gormley Trail is absolutely one of my favorite hikes. It’s an 8-mile […]

North South Trail Trek, Leg 1

| March 9, 2013

North South Trail Trek, Leg 1

11.5 miles   2.9 mph kind of a cool trek. me and 50 complete strangers headed off this morning to hike the first leg of the ri north south trail, from blue shutters beach in charlestown to meadow brook pond in richmond. i did not disgrace myself; i finished about 2/3 of the way down […]

Arcadia, Browning Mill Pond & Roaring Brook Trails

| March 6, 2013

Arcadia, Browning Mill Pond & Roaring Brook Trails

7.48 miles  2.5 mph i combined a couple of shorter hikes to get this monster. the weather started out nice but the sun went in and it got colder, so it wasn’t the best day hiking. and i was really pretty beat by the end, but not as bad as last friday, so i’m getting […]

Forced March

| March 1, 2013

Forced March

7.6 miles   2.7 mph ooof. i wrote a check my legs almost couldn’t cash. and it was made out to vin gormley. a beautiful march day (good riddance, february), but after 2 months of relative inactivity, this one really hurt. in retrospect, it might have been prudent to start with a shorter hike. hope […]

Francis Carter Preserve in the Cold

| January 23, 2013

Francis Carter Preserve in the Cold

4 miles   2.4 mph when i got up this morning and it was 7-degrees at my house (WHOA!), i considered going back to bed, but this was a usual suspects hike, so i went anyway. glad i did, sort of. i mean, it was cold. but once you get going it’s not too bad. […]

Ninigret NWR

| January 1, 2013

Ninigret NWR

3.04 miles   2.7 mph first day of the new year. it snowed over the past weekend, and put down close to a foot at my house, and i wasn’t too keen on trying the woods without snowshoes or gaiters, so i thought i’d take a quick jaunt on the ninigret wildlife refuge in charlestown. […]

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