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Further adventures with Doctor Bob

August 3, 2013 Over the course of many years working in the woods and on the waters, I’ve come across plenty of unique characters. more »»

Summer storm brings bass, bear and birds

July 27, 2013 Over the weekend, I managed to get in a few days on the water with an old, young friend. more »»

Searching for Shangri La

July 13, 2013 Last weekend, I took a long wander through a vast area of familiar old woods and still waters. I blame it on all the rain; my mind was simply too soggy to think straight. more »»

‘Lake folk’ population undergoing its annual surge

July 6, 2013 Summer has finally arrived in the Adirondacks. Although it may appear the spring showers have been slow to depart, there are surely blue skies soon to be on the horizon. more »»

High water extends whitewater season, challenges anglers

June 29, 2013 Rain, rain and more rain. It’s been the most consistent storyline of the past week and quite possibly, the entire month. more »»

Busy turtles usher in official start of summer

June 22, 2013 Summer has officially arrived in the North Country. It began on Friday and will continue until Sept. 22, no matter what the weather looks like. more »»

Outdoor quiz for an indoor day

June 15, 2013 As the skies continue to drip and drizzle with a miserable mix of rain, winds and foggy morns, hardy Adirondackers have learned to take it all in strid. more »»

That time of year again as crowds arrive

May 25, 2013 Last weekend, I spent the majority of my days on the ponds searching for brook trout, and as luck would have it, I was fortunate to catch a few fish. more »»

On the hunt for a camp

May 18, 2013 Last week, I had the good fortune to sit in on a panel discussion that was hosted by Historic Saranac Lake. The topic of the evening was the traditions and culture of Adirondack hunting camps. more »»

A long way from the grime and crime of NYC

May 11, 2013 I’ve done a fair bit of traveling during my life, and it’s always been interesting to note the first impressions of people when I tell them I’m a native New Yorke. more »»

Slow going on the hunt for turkey, trout

May 4, 2013 Hunters clad in camouflage took to the woods early Wednesday morning for opening day of the annual spring turkey season, which remains open until the end of the month of May. more »»

Drawing upon the secrets of old-timers 

April 27, 2013 In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in the concept of preserving traditional wildlife corridors, which have been defined as “avenues along which wide-ranging animals can travel,... more »»

Recent transitions in nature and commerce

April 20, 2013 As the local landscape ever so slowly transitions from winter to spring, it appears there are many things on the wing other than a few flocks of migrating birds. more »»

Time to get ready for annual ice-out

April 13, 2013 As Adirondack anglers wait for the winter to come to an end, most brook trout fanatics have already completed the process of readying their gear and scouring the map. more »»

Old-school approach may be the best course

April 6, 2013 In last week’s column, I wrote a story about a canoe trip that Phil Brown, editor of Adirondack Explorer magazine, undertook through private propert. more »»

Thou shall not covet thy neighbor’s … waters

March 30, 2013 I first learned of the court decision regarding navigation rights via an email from John Warren of the Adirondack Almanack, which read simply, “Explorer Wins Paddler’s Rights Case. more »»

Trusting your gut: the rest of the story

March 23, 2013 A few weeks ago in this column, I recounted the story of a tragic accident that had occurred on the Chatooga River in North Carolina. more »»

Outdoor recreation brings money and peace of mind

March 16, 2013 Preserving access to outdoor recreation not only protects the natural environment, it also helps the economy, businesses, communities and the many people who depend on the availability of open space... more »»

Reconnecting isn’t always easy to do

March 9, 2013 I’ve always been a firm believer in the positive benefits of spending time in nature. more »»

Skiing, hunting, fishing as spring approaches

March 2, 2013 The focus of this week’s column will likely remain out of focus, as there are simply too many outdoor related options to pursue in dept. more »»



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