Tag Archives: wild

Song of the Kettle

I’m growing silent these days. I’m not sure why, although I’m also angered and saddened by political events and tragedies occurring in this crazy world. I’m growing silent at a time when my voice should be loud with protest. I’m … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 28 Comments

The Rough Country

Whether we enjoy the notion or not, everyone who strives for well-being needs to stay in contact with the wild. Such contact is readily attained in sanctified places like our state and national parks, but we can’t always reach those … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

Staircase Run

The day surely started out on a bright note– a little birding in the early morning sunshine of the yard, my small binoculars picking up a bit of the warblers waving through– Blackburnian, black-throated green, ovenbird, Louisiana water-thrush and, later, the black-throated blue warbler– … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

So, How Was the Fishing?

1. Sometimes when there’s nothing new to say or to add to the overall blogging compost, I like to hear that ageless question directed at a rambler on the trail or in the water: “So how was the fishing?” Hearing it, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

Winter Hike, Mt. Tom

Like many of us these days, I was feeling the tension that resulted from a sense that our country was bursting at the seams. I didn’t feel above the moral degradation that seemed to be plaguing the land, but I … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

In the Deep Woods

Pennsylvania has 88 waterways managed as “Wilderness Trout Streams.” Seven of those are located in nearby Potter County, and on Saturday I fished one of them that was on my bucket list to explore while I still had a chance to do so. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 27 Comments

Winter Rose

Since the sad news I reported on in the last post, I’ve been happily wrapped up in a wide variety of holiday activities. I even got in a couple hours of fly-fishing in Shenandoah National Park. I spent a week in Washington … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

September Quickenings

The road dead-ended at the state forest lands in Potter County. I knew that the trout streams would be low but, given the sudden coolness in air temperature, I figured that the water temps would be cooler also, and safe … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

The Western Rim

On Sunday, with weather approaching spring-like conditions, I ventured to the Pine Creek Gorge. Unfortunately the Rail Trail through the gorge was closed for repairs. In order to continue with my interest in hiking, I traveled on to Colton Point and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

The Fisher Connection

I was following the tracks of a large coyote along a Susquehannock State Forest trail but thinking that, unfortunately, there was little other sign of bird or mammal life. Then, about a mile up the snowy trail, I caught sight … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 30 Comments