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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 »»

Maybe bass aren’t so bad after all

August 6, 2011 As the dog days of summer continue to crank up the season’s thermostat, the windows of opportunity for trout fishermen are rapidly diminishing. more »»

Taking time to get back up Cranberry way

July 30, 2011 I’m tired and I’m sore. My back aches, my feet are blistered and it even hurts to smile. But I can’t wipe the stupid grin off my face, summer has been just too much fun. more »»

Technique triumphs over brute strength

July 23, 2011 There is an old saying which claims that behind every successful gentleman, there remains a very tired lady. Over the course of the past week, I had the good fortune to observe such a situatio. more »»

The outdoor life is a life well spent

July 16, 2011 Recently, I spent a few hours sorting through a stack of old appointment calendars that were hidden away on a shelf in my office. more »»

Fresh discovery around every bend in the river

July 9, 2011 There is no denying the pull of a river, it is a peculiar allure that makes flowing waters distinct. more »»

Summer blasts off with big opening weekend

July 2, 2011 Fourth of July weekend traditionally signals the launch of the Adirondacks’ summer tourism season. more »»

Rains, cool evenings keep oxygen levels up

June 18, 2011 Passing storms with heavy rains have continued to keep area water levels well above average for this time of year. more »»

Watching out for wildlife in the spring

June 11, 2011 For the past two weeks, I have been engaged in a daily battle with a persistent robin. The bird has been attempting to establish a nest in the rafters of my garag. more »»

Wet and wild week of weather in the woods

June 4, 2011 Last week was certainly an interesting time to be in the woods or on the waters of the Adirondacks, as fast-moving weather patterns delivered a unique combination of heavy rains and severe electrica... more »»

Outdoor ethics, even when no one is watching

May 28, 2011 There is always room for improvement in our personal outdoor behavior. Ethics are principles we apply to such behavior, even when we know nobody is watching. more »»

Spring brings new life to the woods

May 14, 2011 By all indications, it appears the spring season has finally settled in across the North Country. more »»

Water: The great unifier

May 7, 2011 For most of the past week, the region has experienced serious issues with flooding and high-water conditions. Roads and bridges were washed out, homes and camps flooded and dams were jeopardized. more »»

Still waiting for that first whiff of spring

April 30, 2011 I am pleased to report ice-out has finally occurred. The ponds opened up last weekend. However, there are a number of local lakes that remain socked in, including many of the upper-elevation ponds. more »»



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