Monthly Archives: May 2013

Civilization May Appear Closer Than It Is

Every year a large number of tourists come to the Adirondack Mountains.   One of the popular things to do is to take a canoe trip.   There are a number of canoe routes,  parts of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail.  Some people choose a  section to be done in a day or two, while others choose longer journeys.  It’s a chance to enjoy nature, to paddle through the lakes and streams, to see nature.  Most of them do this without problems, beyond the usual insect bites, sore muscles, and occasional rain.   Every now and then, someone runs into serious problems.

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Spring at last!

At long last, it looks like Spring has come to the Adirondacks to stay.  While the snow has (finally) melted, a week ago that was in doubt as a snowstorm hit the area with temperatures falling into the upper 20’s.   The leaves are appearing, the birds have returned and are starting to build nests, flowers are starting to appear, and in general things look to be warming.   The tourist season starts next week, although trout season is already on us with various enthusiasts lining the local streams trying to catch some nice brook trout or brown trout.

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