Blue Clear Sky on Mt. Misery

Location: Pachaug State Forest, Voluntown, CT Links: Trail Map PDF (I recommend picking up an actual map from the Forest Headquarters Office-here's a picture of the trails surrounding Mt. Misery from that map); AllTrails; CT DEEP Date: October 18th, 2018 Time: 9 am – 12:30 pm Hike Duration: 5-5.5 miles; 3.5 hours Stats: About 12,000 steps; … Continue reading Blue Clear Sky on Mt. Misery

Leaf Strewn Forest Trails

Location: James L. Goodwin State Forest - Black Spruce Pond and Orchard Hill Lookout - Hampton/Chaplin, CT Links:  Trail Map PDF, CT DEEP Date: Thursday, October 11th, 2018 Time: 9:00 am – 11:30 am Hike Duration: 4 miles; 2.5 hours Weather: Overcast, light sprinkles at times; somewhere around 65 degrees F The sky was overcast with moisture in … Continue reading Leaf Strewn Forest Trails

Blue Jay Alley to The Ancient One

Location: Bafflin Sanctuary, Pomfret, CT Links: CT Audubon Society; All Trails; Map PDF Date: Thursday, September 20th, 2018 Time: 8:00 am – 11:00 am Hike Duration: 3-3.5 miles; 3 hours Weather: Partly sunny. Temps 55-65 degrees F Dennis had to work this afternoon, so we opted for a hike closer to home. We parked at the Bafflin … Continue reading Blue Jay Alley to The Ancient One

Red-Spotted Newts and Spider Webs

Location: Bigelow Hollow State Park/Nipmuck State Forest, Union, CT Links: CT Deep; Trail Map PDF Date: Thursday, September 13th Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Hike Duration: 6 miles; 3 hours Weather: Overcast, misty and damp, 60-65 degrees F This hike is being brought to you by the number 6. We hiked about 6 miles. We … Continue reading Red-Spotted Newts and Spider Webs

Jeep Adventuring

Location: Killingly, CT Links: Chase Reservoir; Whipple's Chapel Date: Thursday, September 6th Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am Weather: Partly to mostly sunny, muggy. Temps 80-90 degrees This has been a hot summer here in New England! Today we opted for a doorless Jeep ride to do some exploring and adventuring. This is one of … Continue reading Jeep Adventuring

Bafflin Sanctuary – Ledge Trail

Location: Pomfret, CT Links: CT Audubon Society; All Trails; Map PDF Date: Thursday, July 19, 2018 Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 am Hike Duration: 2 hours; 1.25 miles Weather: Sunny and cooler. Temps 65-75 degrees "Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair." … Continue reading Bafflin Sanctuary – Ledge Trail

That place where we park on the side of the road

Location: Route 198, Woodstock, CT Links: Google Map Date: Sunday, June 24, 2018 Time: 7:30 am - 10:30 am Hike Duration: 3 hours, 3 miles Fitness Stats: 7800 steps; 17 floors Weather: Overcast. Wet. Low to mid 60's. There's this place that I love to hike to. It's the perfect spot to sit and observe … Continue reading That place where we park on the side of the road