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Riding the Raquette River rapids

September 4, 2010 The day dawned bright and blue, offering ideal conditions for an overnight expedition along a lonely stretch of the Raquette River. more »»

Hints of autumn’s splendor

August 28, 2010 Fast on the tail end of a long, hot, mostly pleasant and nearly rain-free summer, the rains finally arrived.  However, it does not appear that the rain is here to stay. more »»

Battle brewing over woods and waters

August 21, 2010 There is a major social and political battle brewing and it is about to strike in the heartland of our nation’s longest-held sporting tradition. more »»

Seeing things through the eyes of a child

August 14, 2010 For the past few weeks, I have been involved in a constant blur of outdoor activities, from hiking and fishing to paddling and camping. more »»

Presidents take to the field to escape ‘strenuous life’

August 7, 2010 I remember the report. A radio news bulletin announced, “A killer rabbit penetrated Secret Service security and attacked President Carter on a recent trip to Plains, Georgi. more »»

Rebirth of the Adirondack healing woods

July 31, 2010 The Adirondack region has a long and storied history as a health resort, and for many years it served as a second home for people suffering from tuberculosis and other respiratory ailment. more »»

Finding your way with the help of natural landmarks

July 24, 2010 I’ve often wondered why some people seem to have a problem traveling in a straight line. I know that I certainly do. It isn’t a good trait for a person who so often travels off the beaten trail. more »»

Angling opportunities limited by the sizzling heat

July 17, 2010 The region has experienced another week of hot, humid and sticky summer weather with a breeze that wasn’t strong enough to rustle the tree’s leaves. more »»

Longtime columnist will be missed

July 10, 2010 Outdoor enthusiasts throughout the North Country were saddened by the recent news that Dennis Aprill, the Press-Republican’s longtime outdoor writer had passed away over the weekend from pancreatic... more »»

Time outside has numerous benefits for children

July 3, 2010 The Fourth of July weekend has long been considered the official launch of the summer season. School is out and kids are free to play. more »»

Three-hour battle pays off for Graham

June 26, 2010 We’ve all seen the cartoon about a bigger fish eating a smaller fish, as a long line of larger fish continue to devour each other in progression. more »»

Father’s Day coincides nicely with bass opener

June 19, 2010 The return of fair weather and a distinct lack of flying insects have raised the prospects for a delightful Father’s Day weeken. more »»

Wildlife abounds as rainfall drenches the region

June 12, 2010 It has been an interesting week in the woods with returning wildlife and, finally, the return of some significant rainfall. more »»

Wilderness bike bans a result of misperception

June 5, 2010 While growing up in Elizabethtown, I was regularly ensconced upon a bicycle.  Bikes provided me both the freedom and ability to roam far and wide, quickly and easily. more »»

Time to take another look at wilderness bike ban

May 29, 2010 I recently met with Josh Wilson and Matt McNamara, members of a new local grassroots organization that is working to develop a new multi-use trail system suitable for mountain bikes throughout the... more »»

NWTF establishes Adirondack chapter in Lake Placid

May 22, 2010 As I peer out the window of my miniature office on a beautiful Tuesday morning, the sun is shining brightly on a field of tall, green grass that awaits my best efforts to tame it with a lawn mower. more »»

Outdoor sporting competitions gaining popularity

May 15, 2010 Years ago, while camped along the shore of Grass Pond, which is located a full day’s paddle into the Lows Lake/Bog River Flow, there was a perceptible and regular rumbling that could be heard in the... more »»

Living is a bit too easy for this time of year

May 8, 2010 The spring season was accelerated when the earliest “ice out” in recent memory occurred on April 1, as brook trout enthusiasts took to the open waters of a few backwoods pond. more »»

Fisheries should rebound from winter’s comeback

May 1, 2010 The recent snowstorm delivered an unpleasant reminder of the fickle nature of nature and provided positive proof that the only predictable elements of the earth’s natural elements are their... more »»

Grannis is the right guy for the job

April 24, 2010 On Monday, I traveled to Lake George to attend a press conference that the state Department of Environmental Conservation was hosting atop Prospect Mountain. more »»



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