Trip Report – Parker Woodland

January 28, 2017 smokebeard 0

I’ve spent the past few weekends rambling in the Parker Woodland Audubon preserve here in western RI.   There’s 2 great things about it, in addition to being a short drive: no dogs, and no hunting.  It’s perfect for going […more]

Trip Report – Borders Farm South

December 31, 2016 smokebeard 0

If you just want pictures, they’re here: As part of a plan to reroute the North South Trail onto Foster town Land Trust land, I spent some time on the southern portion of the property owned by Borders Farm.   […more]

Trip Report: RI North South Trail

July 8, 2016 smokebeard 13

Over the holiday weekend I thru-hiked the Rhode Island North/South Trail, a 78 mile path from the Atlantic Ocean to the RI/MA border in Burrillville, RI. Total time: approx 3.5 days Total mileage: approx 80 miles including travel from the […more]

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Leaving no trace in paradise

December 8, 2015 smokebeard 0

Digging through some old hiking photos from Hawaii, I was struck how similar the trail is to New England, despite having probably 1/100 of the traffic.   That volcanic soil just can’t take the abuse, similar to the thin layer of […more]