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Pictorial, Hikes in Shadow Land

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The Ghost in the Thresher

Part 1/March 1st: Inspired by the new month and the slightly warmer temperatures (20s), I decided to climb Dryden Hill through the falling snow and see if I could reach the old tower behind the house once owned by Pete … Continue reading

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A Village Celebration

About 22 years ago the local historical society planned a party. The town of Greenwood was turning 165 years old, and the group approached me to write and to share a poem or two for a gathering at the Methodist … Continue reading

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Winter Hike, a Witness on the Hill

1. It’s too cold to fly fish. I’ll forget about the car. Turn off the computer, phone, and all blinking and beeping gadgets, and set sail for a hill walk in the neighborhood. I’ll dress well for the January snow and … Continue reading

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Greenwood Diary, 1930s

[Years ago I was given an old diary that had come from a local auction. It had been written by an anonymous farm wife from this rivertop location where I live. I saved the booklet for a while because of … Continue reading

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Speckled Trout: More Views From the Hill

“The streams were full of speckled trout until they built the saw mills.”– Dennis McGraw, Pioneer Life in Greenwood, 1888 The term “speckled trout,” in this report, does not refer to the saltwater species of that name, but refers to Salvelinus fontinalis,  … Continue reading

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Views From Dryden Hill Revisited

I was splitting wood early in the morning when the crows got rowdy. I put down the maul and glanced at Dryden Hill. The crow commotion was directed at a soaring eagle, species unknown at this point, but I took … Continue reading

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Views From Dryden Hill

I walked from the hollow underneath a leaden morning sky. In a bare-bones season all I carried for the hike was a camera, binoculars and walking stick. Passing through my grove of pine and spruce, I knew it was almost time … Continue reading

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