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Whatever you choose, keep doing it outdoors

October 13, 2012 In recent weeks, I have spent a lot of time reviewing national studies and industry research that details the popularity of a diverse range of popular outdoor recreation pursuits. more »»

Quality life found outdoors

October 6, 2012 A recent national survey conducted by OutdoorIndustry. more »»

State lands: Love them or leave them

September 29, 2012 Americans have always been adventurers, and adventure travel remains an indelible component of our national identity. more »»

Time to move forward with multi-use recreational trail

September 22, 2012 In recent days, the weather has turned toward autumn in a hurry, with a combination of heavy frost, driving rain and blustery skie. more »»

Hunting season approaches with autumn in the air

September 15, 2012 With the arrival of the first frost of the fall season, sportsmen’s attention has increasingly become focused on a traditional shift in the direction of Adirondack outdoor sporting endeavors. more »»

Self-nourishment in a remote wilderness

September 8, 2012 In recent weeks, I’ve devoted a lot of ink to exploring the benefits of outdoor travel and the concept of wilderness within the Adirondack Park. I have challenged readers and raised many questions. more »»

Signs of change as autumn closes in

September 1, 2012 Traditionally, Labor Day weekend signals the completion of the summer season in the Adirondacks. more »»

Wilderness, and those who travel there

August 25, 2012 Over the course of the past few weeks, I have been exploring the concept of wilderness in the Adirondack Park. more »»

Wilderness or not?

August 11, 2012 If a tree falls in the forest and there is no one around to hear it, does the event constitute noise pollution in the wilderness? What about the blaring sound of a train whistle in the distance, or... more »»

Adirondackaphiles unite in the land of extremes

August 4, 2012 Over the past few weeks, I’ve enjoyed a variety of lectures, presentations, book launches and an assortment of gatherings that brought together numerous Adirondack history enthusiasts. more »»

Is there any true wilderness left in the Park?

July 28, 2012 Despite more than two centuries of forest harvest and the combined and increasingly brutal onslaughts of floods, wind storms, wildfires, invasive species, climate change and ice storms, the... more »»

Recreation and history on the south slopes

July 21, 2012 Last weekend, I traveled to the south side of the High Peaks to visit the hamlet of Newcomb. more »»

The pleasures of summer in a small town

July 14, 2012 Among the many pleasures of an Adirondack summer are the numerous opportunities it provides to revisit old tradition. more »»

10 easy steps to a good camp

July 7, 2012 Earlier in the week, I got a call from Ted, an old friend and former hiking partner from college days. We had shared many adventures back in those days, but we had lost touch over the years. more »»

Rains and events usher in summer season

June 30, 2012 According to the calendar, the summer season officially began on June 20 with the arrival of the summer solstic. more »»

New Yorkers treated to free sample of fishing

June 23, 2012 The regular bass season began last weekend and according to numerous reports, there appears to be a good supply of bass this season, in terms of both the quality and the quantity of fish. more »»

Signs of summer everywhere

June 18, 2012 Despite an unusually warm, spring season that was more characteristic of a typical Adirondack summer, the usual spring rains were negligible, the black flies bearable and there proved to be a... more »»

Growing up outdoors

June 9, 2012 As a youngster, I had always considered the month of June to be the finest month of all. June signaled the end of the school year and the beginning of summer. more »»

Nature brings it all back home

June 2, 2012 Last weekend, I received a phone call from a young lady who was looking for a local river to run with her new kayak. more »»

Meeting old friends for the first time

May 26, 2012 Last week, I had the unique opportunity to visit with some old friends who I hadn’t even met yet. The meeting occurred near a place that remains far away, but close to the heart. more »»

 
 
 

 

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