Blog Entries in 2012

Nov 07, 2012
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I continue to hike during the hunting season (big game season, that is) here in the Adirondack Wild. Mid-October and November are some of the best times to hike. Colorful understory foliage persists through October, and in November when trees are completely nude, you find summit views you'd never enjoy in the summer. In more than 20 years, I have rarely crossed paths with a hunter or even
Oct 30, 2012
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Uber-storm Sandy whisked through Hamilton County last night causing minimal damage. My power went out for about 8 hours, but my hard-wired generator kicked on within 90 seconds. I did dishes and watched TV, like manyof my neighbors. I had to wear ear plugs to bed because of the generator's growl, but that does not qualify as a hardship. Last year Hurricane Irene wreaked havoc in nearby Essex
Oct 17, 2012
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     We had a hard frost over the weekend. Although wind and rain have stripped much of the color from the mountainsides, what I call the second foliage season is in full swing. Tamaracks glow yellow and the understory has begun a colorful transformation.     The Adirondack Museum closed for the season. Hunters (mostly) have the woods to themselves and have been
Sep 26, 2012
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A picture is worth all the words, not just 1,000. 
Sep 14, 2012
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Met the nicest people yesterday – fascinating in themselves and fascinating by way of what they do for a living. Taff and Jack Fitterer restore/repair/rebind rare books. Tass is an artist and Jack took a passion for book-binding, added restoration skills and shared them with Tass. He also happens to be an ordained Buddhist priest. Together they repair paper (they told me that much of the value