Hephaestus's Blog

Long Walk
January 25, 2010, 14:36
Filed under: Recreation

We went on a walk on the Crane Beach trails yesterday.  It was snowy and very beautiful except for the steep hills where some of the snow had been worn off.   Crane Beach is part of the conservation group The Trustees of Reservations.  The Crane Beach trails wind through dunes, are full of hills & are  more than 5 mi. long.  Some of the hills are very steep.   In places, the dunes are so high that you feel very closed in.   The trails are mostly soft & sandy & in the winter are covered in snow.  In short, they are hard to walk on, especially the steep parts.    We saw some pitch pines, & that reminded us of trails in Florida.  We walked along the beach for some time & missed our trail, but luckily there was another one. It took us a really long time, and we had to hurry up.  The weather was cold but we got sweaty because we had to run.  The Crane Beach people closed the entrance gate on us but didn’t lock the padlock, so we could still get out.  It all was so long that it took three hours, & we finished after sunset.