Vin Gormley/Kettle Pond Loop

Posted By on July 31, 2015

Vin Gormley/Kettle Pond Loop

11.6 miles; charlestown, ri

again, trying to get my mileage up, so i combined these two hikes into one long one. and it was, again, a bitchin’ hot day, but not as bad as wednesday.

bucky beaver

bucky beaver

i started this hike at the kettle pond visitor’s center, and headed into that hike, but instead of turning left to go onto the vin gormley, i turned right and did the long, 2-mile road walk right at the start. when i finally made it to the “bucky beaver” trailhead, i was happy to see bucky was still there.

downed tree

downed tree

i came across a recently downed tree on the trail. and speaking of which, the tree which i reported down on the north south trail boardwalks is still mostly there. looks like somebody started to remove it and didn’t finish. i still had to detour off the boardwalk to get around it.

orb weaver web

orb weaver web

i love these webs. i hate spiders, mind you, but i love the way these webs catch the light.

watch goose

watch goose

i know the knock on road walking, what with the dogs that come out to “greet” you as you walk by, but it’s not every day you have to dodge a watch-goose. this guy was SO not letting me anywhere near his driveway.

you can find both the vin gormley trail and the kettle pond loop, a.k.a. the kettle pond/kimball wr/burlingame loop, in the hikefindertrailheadtrail map vin gormley trail (actually a photo of the map posted at the campground), auntie’s trail map of the kettle pond loop.

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  1. […] to give this one another go, and the conditions were, if possible, even worse than they were at the end of july. hot, buggy, and humid. miserable hike. the heat is […]

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