- Rick Brockway
- Friday, June 14, 2013
Don't play around with snappers
The other day, I was driving along Route 205 between Mount Vision and Hartwick. Suddenly, I had to swerve out of my lane to miss a huge snapping turtle. It was crossing from a large swamp on the left to some higher ground on the other side of the road.
- Friday, June 7, 2013
Emmons Pond Bog is pretty easy to enjoy
Last week in the "What's Happening?" part of this column, I mentioned that Dr. Kudish was speaking at Balsam Lake Mountain about peat bogs.
- Friday, May 31, 2013
Fishing has gotten a lot more complex
As the sun started to set behind the ridge, the end of my rod twitched and then descended into the water on the right side of the boat.
- Saturday, May 25, 2013
Waterfalls are even better when you keep them to yourself
Millions of people flock to see the great waterfalls of the world. They watch the millions of gallons of water wash over Niagara Falls or see the water come out of spectacular mountains to fall hundreds of feet into the valleys below. Waterfalls are truly some of nature's most beautiful sights.
- Friday, May 17, 2013
Kids have sparkle in their eyes
When I was in my teens, old Bill Naatz told me about a stream north of Lake George where a man had panned out enough gold to make his wife a wedding band. It was all rumors, but to his grandson and myself, it sounded like the makings of a great adventure.
- Friday, May 10, 2013
People make the outdoors even better
Too many people take things for granted. If it wasn't for a group of dedicated folks, things wouldn't be the same.
- Friday, May 3, 2013
Turkey season has ups and downs
Turkey season arrived without any fanfare the other day. If I hadn't seen some hunters coming out of the woods with a nice tom, I guess I would have missed it. I don't hunt turkeys anymore.
- Friday, April 26, 2013
Spring air isn't always the freshest
When you step outside on a springtime morning, there's a freshness that stimulates your senses.
- Friday, April 19, 2013
Adriondacks keep growing and growing
The Adirondacks are a patchwork of state- and privately-owned lands. The 6 million acres that make up this great region means it's larger than Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Great Smoky and the Everglade National parks put together.
- Friday, April 12, 2013
Fishing is a lot different these days