- Rick Brockway
- Friday, June 20, 2014
Waterfalls are worth the trip
People have always been fascinated by waterfalls. They flock by the millions to see the power and beauty of Niagara Falls, but few have ever seen the highest waterfalls in the Adirondacks and maybe even in the entire state.
- Friday, June 13, 2014
Beautiful, elegant wood ducks unlike any other
I spend a lot of time on my hill overlooking the pond, my meadows and an old pasture hillside. There's always something to watch.
- Saturday, June 7, 2014
Oneonta mountain bikers finish season near the top
Last weekend, the Oneonta Composite Mountain Biking Team finished second in the New York State High School Championships.
- Friday, May 30, 2014
New app may help you, but it's not for me
I don't know how people got along years ago without a cell phone. No matter where I go, it seems everyone is on the phone. They drive with them, eat with them, talk to who knows who while shopping and, I'm sure, even use them while sitting on the toilet. What ever happened to a little privacy?
- Friday, May 23, 2014
Slide Mountain touches the sky and the soul
On Wednesday, a friend of mine and I decided to head to the Catskills and hike up Slide Mountain. The weather for a hike was perfect, with temperatures in the mid-60s and no bugs.
- Friday, May 16, 2014
You may be lost, but you'll never go hungry with these tips
As you may know by the stories I have written, I like to spend a lot of time in the woods. I almost got lost once, but I soon learned to use a map and compass, vowing that would never happen again.
- Friday, May 9, 2014
A gobble-gobble here and a gobble-gobble there is always nice
"We called that big tom all the way across the field," the young fellow said. "Then it stopped and strutted just out of range. It wouldn't come any closer."
- Friday, May 2, 2014
Giant trout are still out there, but you have do a little work
I grew up fishing the Otego, Charlotte, Schenevus and Cherry Valley creeks. It was absolutely wonderful. They were all filled with trout, and there wasn't a posted sign.
- Friday, April 25, 2014
Despite the chilly weather, spring is right on time
This has been a really cold year. Winter has been reluctant to give up, so spring has been far colder than normal.
- Friday, April 18, 2014
Gilbert Lake brings back fond memories
A friend posted on Facebook some pictures of him and his daughter fishing at Gilbert Lake.