Kettle Pond, Kimball, and Vin Gormley Trails

| October 12, 2019

Kettle Pond, Kimball, and Vin Gormley Trails

10.8 miles; Charlestown, RI Totally needed a “mileage” or “eat more food” hike this week, and this one did the trick. You know, you find the weirdest things in the woods. Cannot even fathom why someone would leave their, uh, dress shorts? It was a pretty day to view foliage. Lots of stuff besides trees […]

Vin Gormley Trail

| August 5, 2019

Vin Gormley Trail

7.9 miles; Charlestown, RI I just needed to get some mileage today, and the Vin Gormley is the easiest place to do that. It’s a nice trail and a loop. And had I had the time, I could have added probably another 5 miles to it. Alas, I did not have the time today. But […]

NEMBA’s Burlingame

| June 8, 2019

NEMBA's Burlingame

7.7 miles; Charlestown, RI This was a great exploratory hike with my pals Bob and Mel of some of the many NEMBA-created mountain bike trails in the northern part of Burlingame State Park. They are really lovely trails, and well marked. We also saw a mysterious structure at North Camp on Wachaug Pond [Ed. Note: […]

Day 1 27th N-S Trail Trek

| March 17, 2019

Day 1 27th N-S Trail Trek

12.1 miles; Charlestown and Richmond, RI I wasn’t sure until almost the last minute whether I’d do this again. I will miss Day 4 and Day 6 this year due to prior commitments. Alas, no completion patch for me this year… This hike was harder than I expected, even with the aggressive neighborhood walking I […]

Francis Carter Preserve

| January 27, 2019

Francis Carter Preserve

7 miles; Charlestown, RI It’s amazing how fresh and new a familiar trail can seem when you start from a different trailhead and go in the opposite direction you usually do. And also, when the preserve’s custodians change the some of the colors of the blazes! I was able to get in a full 7 […]

Vin Gormley Ice Trail

| January 25, 2019

Vin Gormley Ice Trail

7.8 miles; Charlestown, RI So not 2 weeks ago I called this trail “kayak-optional.” Then we got hit with the Polar Vortex and suddenly it becomes… ice. Lots and lots of ice. Took me, naturally, longer than normal to do this loop. Wonder why? So yeah. Swap that kayak for ice skates. I put a […]

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