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The Cedar Run Experience, Part 5

I took a short break at Cedar Run, adding a small piece of the stream to my long-range goal of fly-fishing its entire length.  I went fishing, though, only after a full day of meeting with the Slate Run Sportsmen’s … Continue reading

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Snow Walking

It’s been a while since we’ve had good snow in these parts. Several inches had accumulated before Christmas Eve, and my son and I trekked then over the snowy hill to meet with family celebrants as we’ve done for many … Continue reading

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Native Pine Tomorrow

“For five Decembers I’ve been lured/ to the grove of evergreens/ sown too thickly in a careless/ planting by inhabitants before me…” White pine (Pinus strobus) is a native pine tree in this region, and these stately evergreens once commanded a position … Continue reading

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Owl Talk

Last night I dreamt of owls. I was in a large room with a group of hikers following a difficult walk. One of the guys had captured a screech owl and was stuffing it, alive, with marshmallows, the tiny colored ones that you … Continue reading

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The Slate Run Odyssey, Part 4

Beyond the Crooked Tree I found a couple of rock-lined pools with dripping sides. The Rock Pool struck me as a favorite stop between the Mowry Pool and the Two-Mile Hole, but despite some careful casting there, the trout weren’t … Continue reading

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