Mansfield Hollow State Park and Wildlife Area

Location: Mansfield, CT Links: CT DEEP; Trail Map PDF; AllTrails (Lake Loop Trail); PDF marked with our hike Date: Thursday, January 17th, 2019 Time: 9:00 am – 1:30 pm Hike Duration: 7 miles; 4.5 hours Stats: Approximately 17,700 steps; 67 floors Weather: Mostly sunny; 20-30 degrees F We began our hike in the parking area off Bassett Bridge Road. My fingers … Continue reading Mansfield Hollow State Park and Wildlife Area

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

Vacation Adventuring: In which we swam in the ocean and climbed a mountain

Location: Mohegan Bluffs/Block Island, RI and Mt. Monadnock, Jaffrey NH Links: Mohegan Bluffs; Block Island; NH State Parks; Monadnock Trails; Mt. Monadnock Weather Forecasts; Monadnock Hiking Map PDF Date: Tuesday, August 14th; Thursday, August 16th Our summer vacations are usually spent somewhere up in Vermont, camping out in a lean-to. But as Collin says, "the … Continue reading Vacation Adventuring: In which we swam in the ocean and climbed a mountain

Mashamoquet Brook State Park

Location: Pomfret, CT Links: CT DEEP; Map PDF; AllTrails Date: March 29, 2018 Time: 9:30 am – 1:30 pm Hike Duration: 4 hours; 4.5-5 miles Weather: Cloudy; 40-55 degrees F; some rain towards end of hike This was such a pleasant day for a hike. I'll be honest, I started the morning feeling a bit … Continue reading Mashamoquet Brook State Park

Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Sharon, MA Links: MA Audubon; Trails at Moose Hill; Trail Map PDF Date: February 15, 2018 Time: 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm Hike Duration: 2.5 hours; about 3 miles (?) Weather: Completely overcast, foggy, 45 degrees F, muddy trails This was a return to one of my old stomping grounds. Before Dennis and I … Continue reading Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary

Rock Spring Preserve Trail

Location: Hampton, CT Links: AllTrails; The Nature Conservancy; This is the only trail map we've been able to find. Parking is on the side of the road. Date: January 11th, 2018 Time: 12:15 pm – 3:15 pm Hike Duration: 3 hours; maybe 2.5 - 3 miles? Weather: Overcast, 50 degrees 20 days of NOT being … Continue reading Rock Spring Preserve Trail