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Long Pond-Ell Pond

  • Jan 12, 2013 · 8:30 AM
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Event Rating: Difficult

Distance: 5.5 MILES

Time Duration 2.5 t0 3 hours

Blaze Orange: REQUIRED

  • Hi Everyone, Long Pond-Ell Pond is a great hike that is anywhere between 4 and 5.5 miles depending on whether we decide to walk on the the road for the complete hike. Roads aren't always great for hiking but we'd be able to check out the remnants of an old mill and a canal that was built to carry water to the mill. Please allow 2 1/2 to 3 hours to complete the hike. It is considered a strenuous hike for at least the first and last miles as stated in Ken Weber's "Weekend Walks in RI ". This a great little hike with a lot to offer. It has some nice outcroppings, mountain laurel and from what is said, the tallest rhododendrons in the state. Sorry they are not in bloom at this time. What I find particularly interesting are the piles of rocks or cairns that are scattered about in one section. I'm not sure what their purpose is, I'll leave that up to your imagination. Please keep in mind that this a good workout with some decent climbs that are sure to have your legs burning. Good boots are a must as well as water and snacks. If you are not used to a moderate paced hike please do not sign up for this hike. Please wear blaze orange for safety. We will carpool from the Park And Ride at Exit 3A. Carpool volunteers will be needed. It is about a 10 minute ride to the trail head. The weather is calling for some rain Friday night which may make the rocks on this hike very slippery and could add to the total hike time. We will use extreme caution if the footing is slippery. Please keep this in mind before signing up for this hike.

    See you Saturday,


  • 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; 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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  • Travis

    Ed's consideration of everyone throughout this hike was commendable. I look forward to hiking Long Pond again soon, especially, in the spring when the Rhododendrons are blooming.

    January 14, 2013

  • Meri

    It was a great hike. Thank you Ed and thank you all for a very enjoyable day.

    January 14, 2013

  • Claudia B.

    What a great hike! The rocks were challenging, the views were beautiful, the company was fun and the organizer was top notch! Thank you Ed! Your first hike was a complete success!

    January 14, 2013

  • Ed S.

    Thank you all for making the first hike that I organized a great time. I really mean that too! It was great to meet and hike with Meri, Christine and Travis...and hiking with Sue, Nancy, Joanne and Claudia is always a blast. I hope you all enjoyed yourselves as much as I did.

    January 13, 2013

  • Joanne

    Thank you Ed! Nancy nailed it, awesome hike in every way!

    January 13, 2013

  • Christine

    A favorite hike of mine, made more beautiful by the icy/snowy/rainy/misty conditions which added an element of excitement, lots of laughs, and necessitated teamwork. An excellent workout brilliantly led by Ed (Thank you!)with a really wonderful well-prepared group. Thank you, Nancy, for the beautiful photos.

    January 13, 2013

  • Nancy G

    Always a gorgeous hike, but even more so with the snow and fog. Great group, lots of laughs, and we all made it out unscathed and smiling. You started off with a bang Ed. Thanks!

    January 13, 2013

  • Sue

    Awesome misty hike with the climbs,views and as always good company !! Good Job Ed on your first time leading a hike !

    January 12, 2013

  • Carolyn W.

    You had me at difficult:)

    January 9, 2013

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