Hike on the Regicides and Connecting Trails, Connecticut

Happy 50th Birthday to Earth Day! We have this fantastic day to thank for so many of the laws in place to protect our natural and wild places and species. Make a few minutes in your day to make an impact however you can, whether its use less electricity, or water, or food, planting, cleaning up a trail or park or your backyard or even just spreading the word to others. Together we can make an impact. The planet needs more than ever!

While my contributions today don’t include a hike, here’s one I did a week ago in the New Haven, Connecticut area. Curious about the name and history? Watch the video. It’s in the beginning so don’t worry you don’t have to watch all 45 minutes. But hopefully you will enjoy more of it than that. I did. This does put me over my 200 miles of Connecticut blue-blazed trails, and 1,300 total miles since I started tracking my hikes in late 2013. So that’s kinda neat. I hope to be on a trail again later this week.  Thanks in advance for coming along on some of the walk. The video covers it all, go check it out here!  There’s a few spots where the wind makes it a little harder to hear, but maybe only 2 minutes of all of it, so don’t let that scare you off! If the 45-minute length does, well then I understand!

Miles: 6.4

— Linus

Linus the man behind the mask

Linus the man behind the mask-parking lot safety!

Starting out along the rocky ledges

Starting out along the rocky ledges

Reinding me of the southern A.T.

Reinding me of the southern A.T.

Round the bend

Round the bend of rocks

Plateaus

Plateaus

Another Eagle beak?

Another Eagle beak?

Up the plateau

Up the plateau

Powerlines

Powerlines

a trail's dropdown menu

a trail’s dropdown menu

More dropdowns

More dropdowns

Love beds of pine needles

Love beds of pine needles

Strange places in the woods

Strange places in the woods

Thru the lookout

Thru the lookout

Pillars and pathways

Pillars and pathways

In view

In view

follow the yellow blaze road

follow the yellow blaze road

Always a joy to find yellow trout lily

Always a joy to find yellow trout lily

Will have to come back in June for the Laurels in Bloom

Will have to come back in June for the Laurels in Bloom

Carriage roads

Carriage roads