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

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

Fenton-Ruby Park & Wildlife Preserve

Location: Willington, CT Links: Town of Willington; Trail Map PDF; AllTrails Date: February 8, 2018 Time: 10:15 am – 1:15 pm Hike Duration: 3 hours; about 3 miles Weather: Sunny! 25 degrees F, windy at times The theme for today's Thursday adventuring was ICE. We had a storm hit us yesterday afternoon into evening with … Continue reading Fenton-Ruby Park & Wildlife Preserve