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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 »»

A natural balance as winter arrives

January 5, 2013 Winter has arrived in the Adirondacks, in a classic style. It was ushered in by a fierce storm that swept across the region to deposit nearly two feet of fresh snow over a barren landscape. more »»

Looking into the past for natural cures

December 29, 2012 After spending the majority of my life in a region that was once considered the world’s foremost cure center, I’ve often wondered what constituted the basis of “the cure. more »»

Finding the right gear makes a big difference

December 22, 2012 I’m rather careful when it comes to purchasing outdoor equipment. It is not that I’m picky; I simply prefer good quality clothing and gear, as I believe most frequent travelers do. more »»

Adirondack icons continue to serve purpose

December 8, 2012 The development of the Adirondack lean-to is similar to the evolution of the Adirondack guideboat. more »»

Camp life transcends the take

December 1, 2012 As the sun sets on Sunday, Dec. 2, the regular big game hunting season will come to a conclusion across most of the northern zone wildlife management units. more »»

Harvest numbers down, but could turn quickly

November 24, 2012 With the exception of the uppermost elevations, the Adirondack woods have remained free of snowcover for nearly the entire big game hunting seaso. more »»

 
 

 

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