Two roads diverged in a wood and (what would you do?)

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YAWGOO AND NARRAGANSETT REVISITED

Event Rating: Strenuous

Distance: 10.3 Miles

Time Duration: 3.5 Hours (and 1350 ft total elevation gain)

Blaze Orange: Not required, though loud colors encouraged!

 

 

If you had one hike to do in RI, which would it be?  This hike is at the top of the list. While its certainly a humdinger of a hike its worth every step. And yes more than 12 steps will lead to refreshments post hike! This hike has everything one could want with views from the cinematic Long Pond overlook and the sweeping panorama of Yawgoo Pond and Philips Island, a quick search for the always mysterious Symbol Rock, a rock hopping traverse of the famous Narragansett Ravine, a rambling around Green Falls Pond, a visit to Dinosuar Caves (a real cave, who will be brave and/or crazy enough to enter?), and, lastly, a visit to the rarely found Hidden Pond.

Be prepared! Please carry snacks and minimum 2 liters of water. Highly recommended are good broken-in hiking boots, pest repellent that works mainly on bugs, good humor, and sunscreen.

Please courteous with your RSVP, sign up if you plan to attend and, if necessary, cancel early enough so others may attend.

 

 

 

Directions: Turn right just before the entrance to Camp Yawgoo and go 1 mile. Stop well before crossing into CT or you might feel queezy. Park anywhere you can.

We will begin the hike @ 9:30am.

Liability Waiver.
As a condition of your voluntary participation in this activity you acknowledge and agree to the following: this activity involves inherent risks that can cause property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death to participants and/or others; you assume all risk associated with this activity; you are responsible for having the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, clothing, and equipment to safely participate in this activity; you know and will follow the Hiker Responsibility Code described at www.hikesafe.com; the leader(s) of this activity are volunteers; and you for yourself, your heirs, executors, and administrators release, hold harmless, and indemnify the leader(s) and all members of this group from any and all claims for property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death - including those caused by negligence and/or other reasons.

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  • Jerilyn S S.

    I believe that the bugs are adapting to the bug sprays and the spray isnt as effected as it used to be. My roommate was a a party last night and everyone used bug spray, but all were bitten anyway. Friken mutant bugs, I hate them.

    1 · June 30, 2013

    • John H.

      The bugs clearly like to bite some people more than others. I saw the multiple bites on your back. I could not identify a single bite on my body after the hike. I did use bug spray of course, but nothing out of the ordinary.

      June 30, 2013

  • John H.

    A beautiful hike on a humid and buggy day. Thanks for coming to RI and leading the hike, Mark.

    June 30, 2013

  • Jerilyn S S.

    WHAT!!!! I was there!!!! Whats up with that? I have bug bites all over my body. I'm so itchy...:( itchy, bitchy itch!

    June 29, 2013

  • Bob T.

    A quart, Kenny? You only lost a quart? I need a transfusion. Thanks Mark. A nice steamy hike with great people.

    2 · June 29, 2013

  • Kenny P.

    Mark did a great job leading us through the mosquito infested trails of Yawgoog. Now that we all lost a quart of blood, on with the next hike.

    1 · June 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hikers, the wet game is a foot. Yes there is a joke in there. Radar has a dissipating cell moving NNE which will graze the area in the next 1-2 hrs and then (knock on wood) it will be better. Bring extra shoes and a shirt for post hike changing. Don't forget water, bug spray and sun screen. C'yall soon.

    June 29, 2013

  • Beatriz

    Hi Mark, please take me off the waiting list. I decided I can't face the mud tomorrow! Thanks!

    June 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Mud can be intimidating and dirty, no worries. You will have to change the RSVP, my mobile meetup skills are lacking in that regard.

      June 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone coming from 295 north, and want to car pool? I can drive, it is my first time to the camp, so I plan to start early.

    June 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Cool. I can start at 7:50, it is 10 minutes to exit 7. Where do you want to meet? Smithfield Crossing?

      June 28, 2013

    • Bob T.

      Perfect! Chilies. Will email cell. :)

      1 · June 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hike is still ON! Chances of rain in morning are getting lower. I just caution everyone for the fog forecast on drive to the trailhead. I will update once more around 8a tomorrow.

    June 28, 2013

  • Liz

    Have a GREAT hike!! I'll be thinking of you

    June 28, 2013

    • sherri

      Wish you were going. ..you're in my thoughts every day. Miss you :(

      June 28, 2013

  • Janet

    Too rainy and muddy for me.....

    June 28, 2013

  • Christine

    Enjoy!

    June 28, 2013

  • Lori

    Welcome back Mark!

    June 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Good to be back!

      June 28, 2013

  • Aaron W.

    What is the policy on dogs? 1 very friendly bloodhound.

    June 26, 2013

    • Tony C.

      Aron , sorry there are know dogs allowed .

      June 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Happy Hump day hikers! Please recheck your RSVP. If your on the fence, be kind to those who are waiting. Waiters be kind too!

    The Pace will be 2.5 mph. This is not fast but its not slow over 10 miles either.

    My big toe (i.e. Weather Bug) says it may be stormy on Sat which might sway a few folks. A weather call will be made on Friday.

    June 26, 2013

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  • michael
    W&R's Founder, Assistant Organizer
  • Rob
  • Tony C.
    Wilderness First Aid/CPR Certified, Organizer
  • sherri
    Assistant Organizer
  • Jerilyn S S.
    Assistant Organizer
  • Bob T.
    Wilderness First Aid/CPR Certified, Assistant Organizer
  • John H.
    Wilderness First Aid Certified ( WFA ), Assistant Organizer
  • Kenny P.
    The Snake Whisperer
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
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