Tag Archives: wilderness

Roots ‘n’ Boots

For most citizens living in a modern world, to talk about the “home place” is an unfamiliar exercise. Most of us today are socially mobile and often move from place to place for economic or recreational reasons. Today, we rarely live in one … Continue reading

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Brook Land Tonic

A long fine weekend with the family set things moving in the right direction. We made our annual visit to the Maple Tree Inn (unlimited pancakes with maple syrup manufactured on the premises), hit the summit of Alma Hill (the … Continue reading

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Within/Without, the Wild

This weekend, while managing to get in some hiking on the Buckseller Trail in Pennsylvania and on Dryden Hill behind my house, I also finished reading a new book by Walt McLaughlin called Cultivating the Wildness Within. This 173 page work (offered … Continue reading

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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

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Wild (No Need For a Gun)

[Pssst…A whisper from the shadows? Yeah, I’ve got some news about a book. My first new one in about five years. From Wood Thrush Books… Beautiful Like a Mayfly can be previewed at the Amazon link under “Works” in the sidebar … Continue reading

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A Brook in Sinnemahone

It’s the kind of place you find near home, but only after years of trial and error. It’s the kind of place you head to for a day of solitude and beauty. You might go there for the birds and wildflowers, … Continue reading

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For the Wild

Wildness is the part of nature that is simultaneously outside of our collective skins and at the very core of us.  I like to speak for wildness because, in my opinion, it’s not only an essential condition for healthy life … Continue reading

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Dry Blue

[preparing for an August visit to New Mexico, when weather conditions may be favorable, a fly-fisher looks back at the drought…] Of what avail are forty freedoms without a blank spot on the map?– Aldo Leopold Dry Blue is both … Continue reading

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