2016 Talcott Ravine Hike Our Talcott Ravine hike this year was held on October 1. Although a cloudy day we had 50 people and the rain held off. Click on photo for caption and slideshow. UConn Geologist Gary Robbins begins the walk with a geology overview. A close look at the Talcott family house. Susan Barlow and Jon Roe provide historical background. After walking down Main Street we reach the Talcott Ravine. Northern CT Land Trust’s Gail Faherty describes the property. Learning about Peter Dobson and the Dobson Mills. Heading down the Rail Trail. Rock cut for the railroad is an opportunity to understand the geology. Gary holds a large piece of quartz. Gary and Vernon State Representative Claire Janowski. Last stop is the Mt. Hope Cemetery. Learning about the Civil War monument in the cemetery.