Soapstone Mountain

Location: Shenipsit State Forest, Somers/Stafford, CT Links: CT DEEP; Trail Map PDF; AllTrails; Caretakers of Soapstone Mountain Facebook Date: Thursday, December 20th, 2018 Time: 10:45 am – 2:15 pm Hike Duration: 5 miles; 3.5 hours Stats: Approximately 12,300 steps; 64 floors Weather: Mostly overcast with occasional sun breaking through; 35-40 degrees F Every once in a while we … Continue reading Soapstone Mountain

Sauntering Up Peaked Mountain

Location: Peaked Mountain, Monson, MA Links: Trustees; Trail Map PDF Date: Thursday, December 13th, 2018 Time: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Hike Duration: 3.5-4 miles; 2 hours Stats: Just over 10,000 steps; 53 floors Weather: Overcast; 30 degrees F; snow flurries John Muir is quoted as saying “I don't like either the word [hike] or the … Continue reading Sauntering Up Peaked Mountain

Tracking Turkeys

Location: Boston Turnpike Trail, Eastford, CT Links: Eastford Conservation; Brochure PDF; Trail Map Date: Thursday, December 6th, 2018 Time: 9:30 am - 11:30 am Hike Duration: 4 miles Weather: Clear and sunny! Around 30 degrees F According to the posted description at the beginning of this trail, the Boston Turnpike was "the major East-West connector between Hartford and Boston, … Continue reading Tracking Turkeys