hiking

Hiking Mad River Dam with Fox and Ivan

Today’s hike was only about an hour. Fortunately, the sun was out but it was quite windy at the crest of the dam. We tried a trail that wrapped around the South bank of the Mad River Reservoir which offered a break from the wind, but introduced swamp-like areas along the trail which were often …

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Hiking the Tunxis Trail with Fox

The Tunxis Trail is a nice hike in CT. It doesn’t loop but offers some interesting features and is very lightly trafficked. I believe I’ve only crossed paths with another person once in the past year. I started hiking it toward the end of 2018 and recently started hitting this trail again. I’ve probably walked …

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A search for wild grape seeds on a hidden CT hiking trail in Winchester

Evandra and I went on a search for wild grape seeds on a little-known hiking trail in CT this weekend. My previous reconnaissance in September 2018 held that this might be a great spot to recover some seeds from a vine in the area. None of my trail apps show this as an active trail, …

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A Hike with Marc

It was a bit chilly and certainly mushy in parts on account of the bizarre snowfall the day before, but the hike in the Winsted Woods, which has entrances at Gilbert High and traces along old route 8 North, was scenic and enjoyable. Both Marc and I got a chance to break in and test …

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