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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 »»

Spring is in the air, under the water and on the ground

April 17, 2010 Following another full week of spectacular spring weather, I’m firmly locked in the grasp of the trout season, and I won’t let go. Each evening, the frogs holler from the bogs. more »»

Instant transition to spring

April 10, 2010 The arrival of the spring season was accelerated by a long string of summer-like weather that erased most traces of snow in the lower elevations. more »»

Spring uncovers curative powers of Adirondacks

April 3, 2010 Last weekend, I returned from the 29th annual NYS Outdoor Guides Association Rendezvous to find a maelstrom of messages on my answering machine. more »»

A guide’s life: Some good, some bad, but never boring

March 27, 2010 The Adirondack region has a long and proud legacy of guided adventures. The history of the profession is as authentic as our Great Camps, guideboats and Adirondack chairs. more »»

Sentiment toward APA heats up as ice out approaches

March 20, 2010 As flocks of Canada geese pass overhead, the sweet smell of maple syrup steams from the roof vents at sugar shacks across the North Woods. more »»

Mud season not far off, but beware of late-winter storm

March 13, 2010 The region’s snowpack is rapidly diminishing as daytime temperatures have remained above freezing and a stretch of cloudless days has allowed a steady, snow-sucking sun to erase the white of winter. more »»

Adirondack challenge: Find a location over 8 miles from a road

March 5, 2010 The 2010 paddling season got off to an early start on the Saranacs when the last remnants of ice departed last Thursday, Fe. more »»

Deer breathe a sigh of relief at passing of Allen

February 26, 2010 The arrival of the full snow moon on Sunday, Feb. 28 typically coincides with the heaviest snowpack of the season. more »»



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