Monday - Cranston, RI - 6.5 milesAfter work I returned to the Cranston Middle School to explore the trails that run alongside I-295. After studying the map last time I knew where I had gone wrong and so this time I found the trails along the top of the canyon easily. Great views up there of the highway below. Definitely a party spot. I followed the trail as it led down alongside the highway and there's a brief sketchy section of trail where you're basically running next to the freeway. Then a guardrail appears and you descend and are able to cross under the busy roads. The other side of the highway was the marquis event with a long stretch of dirt road, a hilly powerline section, more good views of the highway and a twisty singletrack network. I explored for a while but darkness was approaching so I returned to the car. Glad I brought a headlamp as I needed it towards the end. Fun place and I'm looking forward to returning.
Tuesday - East Providence, RI - 7.7 milesI needed an oil change so I dropped the car off and ran back to the office. Then in the afternoon I did a run through the East Side of Providence before looping back and picking up the cart.
Wednesday - 0 miles
Thursday - Lincoln, NH - 13 milesDay one of Pemi Loop hike. Report forthcoming (hopefully)
Friday - Lincoln, NH - 12 milesDay two of Pemi Loop hike. Report forthcoming (hopefully)
Saturday - Lincoln, NH - 12 milesDay three of Pemi Loop hike. Report forthcoming (hopefully)
Sunday - Waterville Valley, NH - 4 milesI'll try to detail the adventures of the first three days in a separate post. On my last day in the Whites, I decided to tackle a smaller mountain before heading home. I drove down the Kang and hiked up to Mt. Potash. Trail wasn't too difficult and the views at the top were well worth it. Foliage in full effect. I met a couple guys briefly on the way up but there was a steady stream of folks I passed on the way down. By the time I returned to the parking lot it was packed with cars.
|Ledges near the Potash summit|
|View of the Sandwich region|
|View of the Pemigewasett Wilderness|
Weekly Mileage: 55.1 miles
Year to Date: 1,556.8 miles
Sure most of this mileage was actually hiking but it was still hard work and with over 12k feet of elevation you'd better believe I'm counting it!