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Buns of Steel

  • East Beach

    East Beach Rd., Charlestown, RI (map)

    41.344536 -71.690270

  • meet in the East Beach parking lot.
  • There, I said it, the infamous "Buns of Steel" hike.

    With all of Rhode Islands many miles of beautiful woodland

    trails throughout the state, our shore remains the most

    scenic and awe inspiring. The beaches along the southern

    shore have the same compelling beauty and attraction that has drawn mankind to the sea on every

    continent across the globe. The movement of the undulating ocean is as if the earth itself were

    breathing while asleep, peaceful and serene, best left undisturbed. This stretch of sand along East

    Beach is particularly beautiful with Block Island on the horizon, appearing as it did to the original

    settlers of this land.

    This is a 5.5 mile walk on the beach starting at the parking lot for East Beach, to the Charlestown Breach way and back. With direct extended exposure to the wind and sun, proper protection is highly recommended, including sun screen and your choice of footwear. No florescent orange , yay..... unless you really think it looks good on you.

    Buns of steel refers to the effect that walking on the beach will have on your gluteus maximus, otherwise known as your ass.  The last time I posted this hike I caught flack for the word "buns" so I wrote it up to sound a little classier. If you're still offended please stay home, thank you.

    the parking lot is located on East Beach Rd. off Rt. 1 in Charlestown, at the Blue Shutters Beach continue 3/10ths of a mile to the left to the lot.

    the Rhode Island Hiking Club's liability waiver applies to this and all hikes by the group, please read and understand it as a condition of your participation for this hike.

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  • Bob T.

    Holy cow Michael! A most poetic and moving write-up! Damn. You're down there enjoying a transcendental experience, while Tony has me up here trying to outrun the wolves...

    February 15, 2013

  • Lori M

    Getting cabin fever, need to get out & move!

    February 13, 2013

  • Erin

    change of plans...count me in?

    February 11, 2013

  • Laurie

    Looking forward to my first hike with the group

    February 11, 2013

  • Barbara

    Due the to date change, I will be unable to attend. Sorry to miss it. Have a great time!

    February 11, 2013

  • Nancy G.

    I am scheduled to work at my part time job on this new date.

    February 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Change of date works for me!!!!!

    February 7, 2013

  • michael

    Thanks for the comments guys. We will be watching the weather for this hike as far as the parking situation goes. Sunday looks to be pretty decent so far but we'll watch for updates. I expect this to be around a two hour or so hike.

    February 6, 2013

  • Gina

    How long do you think it will take?

    February 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Gosh I hate to miss this one but I will be in Florida........

    February 5, 2013

  • Sue

    Great write up Michael !! Two thumbs up !! Im sorry Im going to miss it :( Have fun !

    2 · February 5, 2013

  • Leanne A

    I say buns of cinnamon! Good job Mike. Let me know if anyone gives you any flack this time. :)

    2 · February 5, 2013

  • Jim F

    In deference to the advancing age of some members, shouldn't you call this hike "Buns of Steel / Joints of Titanium"? Ouch!

    2 · February 5, 2013


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