Outdoor writer and Weekly Adirondack outdoor columnist Gary Lee will lead three upcoming hikes in celebration of National Trails Day.
The guided hikes are sponsored by VIEW, the arts center in Old Forge.
The first hike on Saturday, June 6 is to Bug Lake to view frog orchids in bloom. Continue reading →
By Gary Lee
People are still talking about the weather, although this week it’s been more favorable. The sun has been out and it even got above freezing a couple days. I hope the snow slides off my roof pretty soon. It’s going to come down with a crash as there is a lot of ice on the edge.
I was clearing a roof on the other side of Limekiln this afternoon. I heard what I thought was a generator starting up, but it was just the snow sliding off a tin roof at Shannon’s camp. Continue reading →
The monthly meeting of the Old Forge Garden Club will be held on Tuesday, December 2 at 10 a.m. at Lakeside Terrace in Old Forge.
Special guest Gary Lee will present a program on Adirondack orchids and share pictures of the flowers he found around the area.
All are welcome to join members at this Christmas event.
VIEW board member Gary Lee will be named Director Emeritus of the arts center during the opening reception of the 33rd annual Adirondacks Exhibition of American Watercolors on Friday, August 8th.
The honor is bestowed upon retiring board members who have given a significant amount of their time over a long period of time, and who have made a positive impact on the arts center. Continue reading →
Dating this column almost always gives me my first opportunity to write down the number of the new year…and here we go again.
The year 2013 ended with a bang, as Karen and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary.
Karen didn’t want any big party as she parties at the Old Forge Library all the time. And with the library celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, festivities will be on-going.
Since I last wrote, the shortest day of the year has passed. Winter began (or should I say ended) that weekend, but is now making a comeback.
We had some super cold temperatures and some unusually warm ones for this time of year as it hit 51 one day and minus 22 on another. Continue reading →
We are having more up and down weather with snow to the north of us and snow to the south of us. Looks like there will be some on the ground by the weekend. The road in the Moose River Plains was like an ice skating rink during the week.
Jacob’s 125 lb., 6-pointer
I’m just glad I didn’t have to drive it as those first two hills wouldn’t have been fun to come down. My driveway was bad enough but a little sand helped. The goldfinch liked it too as there was some grit to eat.
It’s also been a noisy week out in the woods. With sleet on top of the little snow we had it’s like walking on crackers.
The deer could hear you coming a mile away. The best you could do is sit and wait for one to come walking along.
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The trip west to Colorado went well as we only hit a few rain showers just east of Chicago. As we approached Denver the mountains were covered with snow so we knew when we went over the divide we would see some more.
The road was clear the whole way and several of the ski centers were in operation.
This morning (10/19) we had a dusting of snow, but temperatures went up in the fifties and melted most of it.
Bob Miskanin and first mule deer
We are pretty well settled into our little cabin and we have seen several mule deer around the yard.
We traveled up to our hunting area this morning to see if the four- wheeler was going to run and checked out the combination on the lock before tomorrow’s opening day.
We checked some of the area and saw a couple elk and four mule deer.
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