Tag Archives: Blue Ridge

Grass and Glass (BRB, Part 3)

Intending to spend the whole day fishing the Rapidan River inside Shenandoah National Park, I fished it and even took a pleasant side excursion on a brook trout tributary. White trilliums were the flower of the day, nodding their invitations to … Continue reading

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Blue Ridge Buffer, Part 1

[All photos in Part 1 are recent takes from a grey and partly frozen landscape in the north country. Rainbow trout from Allegheny River. Stay tuned for brighter and more southerly perspectives as this series progresses.] As the new fishing … Continue reading

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Chester’s Home Visit

[I’ve been away for a while, unfortunately, living in the land of no computers, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, of course, but I’ve missed being able to communicate with friends and fellow bloggers. I’m back now, tentatively, and have … Continue reading

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River Notes, Shenandoah Nat’l Park

Day 1: Driving west from Warrenton, Virginia into the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah National Park provided a pleasant reentry into the realms of hiking and brook trout fishing. Wife, Leighanne, and daughter, Alyssa, gave company and comic relief to … Continue reading

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New Year’s, Fore and Aft

With a little help from a Roman god named Janus, I can glance backward at the year and then hope to look ahead, as well. I’ll be able to state that my year outdoors and on the water went pretty … Continue reading

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Southern Mountains, Growing Fins

I recently had an opportunity to spend five days near the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and in Shenandoah National Park. With snow covering the mountains above the North Fork and with the sun on my back, I took Thanksgiving morning … Continue reading

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