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Summer dangers: bugs and high waters

July 5, 2014 Following another visit to the local doctor’s office to remove a batch of bugs from my ear canal, I have taken to stuffing my ears with cotton while traipsing through the Great North Wood. more »»

Doctor solves mysterious ailment

June 21, 2014 It was bound to happen to me, sooner or later. more »»

A lifelong connection to paddling

June 11, 2014 Although I grew up with a brook in my backyard and a small river just across the road, as a youngster, my experience with boats was very limite. more »»

The way of the waters

May 31, 2014 Several years back I published a column that detailed the need for outdoor etiquette as it concerns anglers, hunters and paddlers. more »»

Predatory ballet on cobblestone dance floors

May 24, 2014 Following a series of fits and starts, it appears the Adirondack spring has finally arrived. It’s been quite late this year, as the new season typically shows its true colors by Mother’s Day weeken. more »»

Never underestimate an untested rig

May 17, 2014 Wildflowers are brightening up the spring woods again, and black flies are in the air, behind my ears and in my hair. more »»

Catch and hope for a release

May 10, 2014 Recently, I was asked to describe the most dangerous situation I had faced in my long career as a guide. Fortunately, it is a fairly short lis. more »»

Fins, feathers and fines usher in spring season

May 3, 2014 Following fast on the tail of an unusually long winter, the spring season has finally arrived. more »»

Ice is out and the smelt are on the move

April 26, 2014 Sportsmen and women are rejoicing all across the North Country. Finally, following a prolonged and “back-to-normal” Adirondack winter, the ice is out and the smelt are back in many local waterways. more »»

Watching and waiting in anticipation of ice-out

April 19, 2014 North Country anglers currently have all eyes focused on the ponds as they await the arrival of ice-out. more »»

Memories of a downriver adventurer

April 12, 2014 Many years ago, I had a young friend who was an absolute paddling fanatic. He had a hand-me-down homemade kayak that was patched up with duct tape, glue and construction adhesive. more »»

Waiting for winter’s hardtop to disappear

April 5, 2014 As I peer out my small office window, there is a steady stream of water cascading from the roof. more »»

Fooling around with a few real-life pranks

March 29, 2014 It has been several years since I’ve last pennned a column for April Fools’ Day. more »»

Home was a relative term among early Adirondackers

March 22, 2014 For the past few weeks, I have used this space to review historic evidence of native peoples in the Adirondacks in an effort to consider the long-held notion that the Adirondack region has always... more »»

Evidence of native cultures widespread in Adirondacks

March 15, 2014 In last week’s column, I attempted to trace the history of the first Europeans to venture into the Adirondack region in an effort to determine the source of the name “Adirondack. more »»

Native Adirondackers and their distinct cultural identity

March 8, 2014 Over the years I have listened to lecturers, educators and hosts of other acknowledged experts explain how the Adirondack region got its name. more »»

Rediscovering natural beginnings

March 1, 2014 Human beings are largely all-natural, purely organic creatures when they first arrive on this earth. more »»

Other shoe drops on New York’s SAFE Act

February 22, 2014 Ever since state legislators passed the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013 in response to the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the outdoor industry has been... more »»

Using nature to bridge gap between combat and home life

February 15, 2014 The Adirondack region has a long and extensive history as a health resort. more »»

Skiing, skating conditions improving

February 8, 2014 As the region sinks deeper into another winter season, the local weather patterns have been excellent for making ice, but rather spotty when it comes to providing for snow. more »»

 
 
 

 

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