Miner Preserve

| June 15, 2019

Miner Preserve

1 mile; Stonington, CT I didn’t bother to gps track this, so I just guessed 1 mile, but even that might be generous. It was a Bruce Fellman walk, and just a gorgeous preserve, but one that is, unfortunately, closed to the public. The only way to see this is on a sponsored guided walk […]

2019 STL#3: Barn Island WMA

| March 28, 2019

2019 STL#3: Barn Island WMA

4.5 miles; Stonington, CT I know I kind of swore off this place due to all the dogs, and then it turns up on this year’s Sky’s the Limit challenge. Thankfully, it wasn’t at all bad today. One loose dog who had zero interest in me… he just wanted to run, run, run, along with […]

Barn Island WMA

| March 19, 2016

Barn Island WMA

4.5 miles; Pawcatuck, CT So after making a truly impressive blister out of a smallish blister by hiking almost 10 miles with it, I was pretty much sidelined for a week or so. I finally decided today to take a short hike to test the newly-healed skin. And even though I knew better, I still hiked this popular local […]

Barn Island

| November 30, 2015

Barn Island

4.5 miles; stonington, ct so nice to be back here now that it is no longer a dystopian hellscape of blood-sucking insects. that’s not to say there aren’t any deer ticks or dog ticks, but at least the gnats and mosquitos are gone. you can find barn island in my hikefinder.

Paffard Woods

| June 24, 2015

1.5 miles; stonington, ct this was a short but fun walk with a friend on this avalonia property. lots to look at including a gorgeous little brook, interesting rock formations, and wildflowers. i had hoped to visit this property last february on snowshoes, but the parking lot looked pretty dicey to me, and i didn’t […]

Barn Island

| March 29, 2015

Barn Island

3.06 miles; stonington, ct if you know me at all, you’d know that since my knee was very sore after my hike on march 24th, i would SO be hiking again on march 25th. which i did. another BIG MISTAKE. it was cold, overcast, gloomy, depressing… and my knee hurt. so i went to barn […]

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