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Wondering where the winter went

January 28, 2012 Traditionally, as the Adirondack region advances deep into the depths of winter, the days will grow longer, the mercury drops deeper, the ice grows thicker and the snow is piled higher. more »»

Backcountry skiing remains on hold

January 21, 2012 During last year’s ski season, I regularly enjoyed long and lazy ski tours along Scarface Mountain in Ray Brook. more »»

Back on track for the winter season

January 14, 2012 Fortunately, the region has managed to retain a consistent snowcover for more than a week. more »»

Winter conditions finally arrive

January 7, 2012 Despite a brief weekend thaw and accompanying rains, it appears winter has finally arrived in the North Country. more »»

Hearkening back to the days gone by

December 24, 2011 I recently received a copy of “The Dangerous Book for Boys.” It was sent to me by a guest who first started fishing in the Adirondacks with his father and me back in the early ’80s. more »»

Stubborn autumn not going down easy

December 17, 2011 As winter attempts to seize the season, it appears autumn plans to hang on a bit longer. As a result, the available options for outdoor recreation are rather limited. more »»

Awaiting winter's arrival

December 10, 2011 With the conclusion of the annual big-game hunting season on December 4, the seasonal transition from autumn to winter is now complete. more »»

Snow arrives just in time for hunters

December 3, 2011 Finally, there is snow! The season’s first snow arrived just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. It didn’t last long, but did provide enough cover for Whiteface Ski Center to open for a few days. more »»

No better place to heal than the Adirondacks

November 12, 2011 In honor of Veterans Day, l would like to share a history of local veterans facilities and provide some insights on the curative qualities of our local natural surroundings. more »»

Round 1 goes to deer, but plenty of season remains

November 5, 2011 It is now obvious that the world has turned upside down. Odd weather is now the norm. more »»

Back to camp for opening of deer season

October 29, 2011 I spent a few days in camp over the past weekend to enjoy the opening of the deer seaso. more »»

Big-game season has arrived

October 22, 2011 Outdoor travelers should expect the North Country woods to be busy this weekend, as the opening day of the annual big-game season arrives toda. more »»

Mellow yellow with snow sure to follow

October 15, 2011 After enjoying another long holiday weekend that featured favorable Indian Summer conditions, I expect the region is soon due to experience a spell of more typical Adirondack autumn conditions. more »»

The gradual shift from summer to autumn

October 8, 2011 I’ve spent most of the past week working the local waters in pursuit of brook trout and lake trout, with limited success. more »»

Shifting focus to the fields and forests

October 1, 2011 As autumn’s splendor continues to blanket the local hills with brilliant color, my passions have begun to turn decidedly toward the fields and forests rather than the lakes and streams. more »»

Distance growing between humans and nature

September 24, 2011 The natural environment possesses incredible capabilities for restoration, a fact which becomes glaringly evident during times of greatest stress. Nature has an uncanny ability to repair damage. more »»

Duck Hole down but not out

September 17, 2011 The Cold River remains a wild and scenic river that flows for miles through the wilderness from its headwaters at Duck Hole before joining with the Raquette River near Lost Channel at the outlet of... more »»

Closing the woods

September 10, 2011 On the outskirts of the village of Saranac Lake, there was a large, illuminated warning sign situated along a main road into town. more »»

Time to replace the railroad with a recreation path

August 20, 2011 I recently learned about a new advocacy group that is looking for a piece of the great Adirondack pie. more »»

As summer’s warmth turns to fall’s icy breath

August 13, 2011 As the summer begins to wind down, there is ample evidence of the coming season: students packing for their return to college and trees starting to show signs of changing color. more »»

 
 

 

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