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Schoch honored for work with loons

October 26, 2011 CAROGA LAKE — The York State Outdoor Writers Association honored Dr. Nina Schoch of Ray Brook by presenting her with the M. more »»

Big-game season has arrived

October 22, 2011 Outdoor travelers should expect the North Country woods to be busy this weekend, as the opening day of the annual big-game season arrives Saturday, Oct. 22. more »»

Invasives, electric motors and great photos

October 19, 2011 The Northern Forest Canoe Trail organization based in Waitsfield, Vt. more »»

Annual gathering of the loons

October 11, 2011 For the last few weeks, I’ve been hearing reports that loons have been gathering on Lake Clear, which they do every year prior to their winter migration to the Atlantic Coas. more »»

Mellow yellow with snow sure to follow

October 11, 2011 After enjoying another long holiday weekend that featured favorable Indian Summer conditions, I expect the region is soon due to experience a spell of more typical Adirondack autumn conditions. more »»

Shirley’s birthday wish: Keep the cabin

October 5, 2011 Sitting at the old rangers cabin on Mount Morris, Shirley Hosler didn’t have any birthday candles to blow out, but she definitely made a wish. more »»

The gradual shift from summer to autumn

October 5, 2011 I’ve spent most of the past week working the local waters in pursuit of brook trout and lake trout, with limited succes. more »»

Shifting focus to the fields and forests

September 28, 2011 As autumn’s splendor continues to blanket the local hills with brilliant color, my passions have begun to turn decidedly toward the fields and forests rather than the lakes and streams. more »»

Hikers returning to the backcountry

September 21, 2011 The Adirondack backcountry is gradually returning to normal in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene, which washed out trails and caused three wilderness areas to be temporarily closed. more »»

Distance growing between humans and nature

September 21, 2011 The natural environment possesses incredible capabilities for restoration, a fact which becomes glaringly evident during times of greatest stress. Nature has an uncanny ability to repair damage. more »»

Duck Hole down but not out

September 14, 2011 The Cold River remains a wild and scenic river that flows for miles through the wilderness from its headwaters at Duck Hole before joining with the Raquette River near Lost Channel at the outlet of... more »»

Completing the journey

September 14, 2011 In the planning process before I embark on any trip, there are usually a few goals that I want to achieve. more »»

Homemade root beer and fudge

September 7, 2011 It was obvious by the red-lettered sign that said “THE STORE” that we had found our destination, but I still felt a bit of uncertainty as we walked toward the building in the tiny village of... more »»

The trail less traveled: Pitchoff’s northeast ridge

September 7, 2011 With the eastern zone of the High Peaks, Dix and Giant Mountain Wilderness areas closed due to damage from Tropical Storm Irene and an alternate list of hiking options posted on the state Department... more »»

Paddlers and storms in Jackman

August 31, 2011 Ariel and I were walking down the main drag in the tiny town of Jackman, in northwestern Maine, on July 31 when we spotted something peculiar. more »»

Feeling right at home in Maine

August 24, 2011 As Jacob and I paddled across Umbagog Lake on July 21, it marked a major milestone for the trip. We had arrived in Main. more »»

Showdown in Groveton

August 17, 2011 I was walking down a dirt road on the morning of July 18 just outside of the small industrial town of Groveton, N.H., when a white pickup truck with two men inside pulled over next to m. more »»

Time to replace the railroad with a recreation path

August 17, 2011 I recently learned about a new advocacy group that is looking for a piece of the great Adirondack pi. more »»

As summer’s warmth turns to fall’s icy breath

August 10, 2011 As the summer begins to wind down, there is ample evidence of the coming season: students packing for their return to college and trees starting to show signs of changing color. more »»

Walking the Grand Portage

August 3, 2011 Standing in the middle of the two-lane highway leaving Mansonville, Quebec on the morning of July 13, I felt a bit out of plac. more »»



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