I have been asked not to say exactly where this trail is. I can tell you that it’s in RI, it’s absolutely gorgeous, and we didn’t see anyone else until we were nearly done.
We were hiking for three hours, up rocky outcroppings, over streams, and around stunning ponds, all with a backdrop of tender green.
The leaves are just beginning to emerge now, on the trees and on the forest floor. We’ve had a lot of rain lately, so the streams are quite vigorous. This one flows over the rocks and down into a lake.
The warblers are returning. I hope they gorge on the blackflies, which were just annoying enough to require a dose of repellent.
Here’s another lovely pond, so peaceful and unspoiled.
I can’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday morning than exploring a beautiful place with a trusted hiking companion. It’s always so physically and mentally refreshing. The garden chores were waiting for me when I got home, and I got them done, too.
My only complaint is that weekends are so short! Before I know it, it’s Monday and time to get to work. But I didn’t waste a minute.