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In the woods and on the podium

August 20, 2016 Apparently, last week’s column touched a nerve among a variety of woods travelers. The story touched on how much is too much in terms of overuse of the local woods and water. more »»

How much is too much on the trail?

August 13, 2016 Although I owned a pair of Dunham “waffle stompers” back in the 1970s (which was over a century ago), my favorite hiking boots were a pair of Converse high top Chuckie D sneakers. more »»

Overcoming summer doldrums on a backwoods brook

August 6, 2016 As the dog days of summer descend upon the mountain scene, it’s time for ethical anglers to consider the impact of their adventures. more »»

A new take on the good old outdoors

July 30, 2016 Last week, I devoted this column space to the traditional Scandinavian concept of friluftsliv, which promotes outdoor recreation to provide positive benefits for both the land and healthy people who... more »»

Friluftsliv is alive and well in the Adirondacks

July 23, 2016 Recognizing the human need for a comfortable coexistence in the outdoors is an example of what the concept of “friluftsliv” has to offer. more »»

Cooking up an appetite with tasty camp fare

July 16, 2016 The old saying “an Army marches on its stomach” also holds true for hikers, paddlers and similar outdoor travelers. more »»

The trails and rivers less traveled

July 2, 2016 I spent most of the past week enjoying views from the eastern edge of the Adirondacks while traveling on the increasingly popular Champlain Area Trails system, or CAT. more »»

Let’s not forget, we were all rookies at one time

June 25, 2016 As the annual camping season arrives, it is important to be patient when dealing with newcomers — whether in the field, the forest or on the water. more »»

Bass fight their way to blue collar status

June 18, 2016 Although the Adirondack region has long been recognized for cold-water species such as brook trout, lake trout and landlocked salmon, it is the warm-water species of bass, perch and northern pike... more »»

Rewilding the curmudgeon within

June 11, 2016 Well, it seems I’ve lived long enough to earn the right to be an old curmudgeon. more »»

Outdoor opportunities spring to life with warm weather

June 4, 2016 Following fast on the tail of a pleasant string of nearly summer-like days, the local lakes and ponds are finally turning on. more »»

The woods is where to find the goods

May 28, 2016 While the stereotypical image of an angler is often framed by the sight of Joe Sixpack sitting patiently in a boat waiting for a bite, the actual portrait is far different. more »»

Wild Bill connects fishing legend to descendant

May 21, 2016 Rueben Woods, a portly, old sporting goods salesman from Syracuse, had bested the finest European and British fly casters at the World Casting Championships. more »»

Mud, bugs and trout bring in the new season

May 14, 2016 Although a spat of snow flurries revisited the region recently, the small storms produced no more than a dusting of snow that melted off promptly with the rising su. more »»

Gotta know when it’s time to pull up stakes

May 7, 2016 Rising temperatures, rain and the steadily increasing daylight hours indicate that spring has arrived, and with it comes the traditional influx of migrating birds and the return of native wildlife. more »»

Remembering the old days of Bog River Flow

April 30, 2016 As I prepped for the first extended fishing trip of the new season, the late evening air grew cool and breezy. more »»

Early ice-out doesn’t always translate to more fish

April 23, 2016 With the early departure of winter’s ice and snow, it is now time to get out and enjoy the rebirth of the earth as spring’s greens rapidly reclaim the landscap. more »»

Time to bask in the early-season warmth

April 16, 2016 As the weather warms and the birds and flowers return, don’t forget to take some time to get outside. Research indicates the time we spend outdoors makes us feel better, inside and out. more »»

Cold opener to the trout season

April 9, 2016 Despite the unique opportunity to fish the lakes and ponds on the opening day of the trout season, the hype was more than the bite. more »»

Oh, to be as old and steady as a tree

April 2, 2016 As I enter my sixth decade on this planet, I’ve become increasingly interested in the past. more »»

 
 

 

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