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Miles of Crunch

The math adds up, mostly. When you walk 4.25 miles in one direction on a rail trail, you should get the same number coming back in the other direction. Except that I took a couple of detours on the walk north, exploring side paths that I’ve previously marched right by. This wasn’t a timed walk,…

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Time Travel on the Rail Trail

I took a walk on a local rail trail during a lunch break.  The trail brought solitude occasionally interrupted by fellow walkers, joggers and cyclists. But not really solitude.  There were glimpses of frogs warily looking back at me, chirps of chipmunks announcing “here’s another one.” as I walked by, and a distant hum of traffic…

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Ice Sculptures

Winter in New England brings an endless cycle of freezing and thawing.  This morning we got heavy wet snow.  Today it has warmed up and much of the snow is melting.  Tonight brings bitter cold and water will re-freeze.  This constant cycle brings frustration to those who are ready for spring, but it also brings…

Rail Trails

Rail Trails Today I took an eight mile walk on the Windham Rail Trail with my wife. ┬áThe trail segment is four miles long and cuts through ledge and over low areas that were built up to level the rail bed. ┬áThis section of railroad was originally opened in 1849 and stopped running in the…