Tefft Hill from the State Garage

| December 17, 2015

Tefft Hill from the State Garage   Stats Distance: 5 miles (loop), with optional 2 1/2 mile add-on Level of Difficulty: Moderate Town(s): Richmond and Exeter, RI Property Owned By: State of RI Hunting Allowed: Yes Dogs Allowed: Yes Description This hike includes sections of the blue-blazed North-South Trail, the yellow-blazed Arcadia Trail, and the white-blazed Arcadia Crossover Trail. But I think […]

North South Trail Trek, Leg 2

| March 24, 2013

North South Trail Trek, Leg 2

13.8 miles  2.7 mph wah. this one nearly kilt me. i actually, at the 10.5 mile point, i again contemplated calling the dh to come get me. at that point i was, best as i knew, still 4 miles from the car. it was my last chance, though, as the last 4 miles was all […]

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 […]

Tefft Hill & Browning Mill Pond

| December 23, 2012

Tefft Hill & Browning Mill Pond

5.23 miles   ★★★★ today was more of a brisk walk than a hike, and i did it in record time (i think i’m reading too many through-hiking books.) also, it was sunday and i wanted to get back in time to watch football. which i did. go pats! i came across a brand-new bridge on the […]

Carolina WMA South

| November 20, 2012

Carolina WMA South

3.19 miles   ★★★★ ever have this happen? you see something, and it’s so unexpected that at first you don’t quite even register what it is? that happened to me today while i was getting ready to hike on carolina (this time i’m sure) south. i’m diddling around in the back of my car getting my […]

Arcadia—Deep Pond, Dye Hill, & Brushy Brook Trails

| November 12, 2012

Arcadia—Deep Pond, Dye Hill, & Brushy Brook Trails

5.25 miles   ★★★½ wow, this was a longer hike than my poor tired legs wanted to do today. also, new rule: never, never, hike a new trail without hiking poles. i fell 3 times because the trail was rocky and ledgy and completely obscured by fallen leaves. and my legs were tired. all that said, i […]

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