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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 »»

Choose wisely when looking for a campsite

February 23, 2013 A few weeks ago, I wrote about Andy, a former guest of mine who ended up on the wrong end of an encounter with a skunk while on a camping trip in the High Peaks Wilderness. more »»

Reflection and restoration in nature

February 16, 2013 Even though the darkest days of winter have come and gone, the past week proved to be a dismal time for members of the guiding community, as news of a tragic car accident involving two local guides... more »»

A stinky day on the trail

February 9, 2013 Last week, I received a call from a former client, who was a regular guest more than 30 years ago. more »»

A lesson in trusting your instinct

February 2, 2013 During the summer of 1978, I was involved in a tragic incident that has forever changed my perspective on the guiding professio. more »»

Enjoy winter’s pleasures while they last

January 26, 2013 For three straight days, a thin red line in the thermometer on my back porch has retreated well south of the zero digit. more »»

Risk, adventures and similar leaps of faith

January 19, 2013 Outdoor travelers were thrilled when the winter season’s first significant snowfall roared in and deposited a seasonal shield over the local landscape. more »»

2012 officially the warmest in recorded history

January 12, 2013 It is now officia. more »»

 
 
 

 

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