FIELD NOTES

  • Rocks

    Rocks

    Everywhere you look you see rocks. You find them everywhere.  There are so many rocks that we take them for granted.  The Adirondacks are full of rocks. We even have an entire area dedicated to hiking in and on rocks called the High Peaks. 

    To me rocks are awesome.  I love looking at rocks.  As I spend time in the woods I look for rocks that stand out.  Rocks can either be a symbol or landmark and I often wonder if the same rocks I'm looking at were a waypoint to some Indian war party or meeting point for a patrol of soldiers during the French and Indian War.

    Next time you visit the Adirondacks, just take a walk into a random piece of woods and look at the rocks, I think you'll see what I'm talking about.

  • Camps

    Camps

    We find camps all over the Adirondacks. They come in all shapes, sizes and styles.  It's very rare to find an all season camp, mostly they're seasonal.  

    When the summer camps are being closed up another camp is opened.  This type of camp is known as Deer Camp or just Camp.  Camp, is a special place. It's a place where a fraternity of family, friends and new faces get together for 6 six weeks chasing the Whitetail Deer.  

    Today is November 14th with only 3 weeks left of the season.  Good luck and I hope you fill your tag.

  • Reading Sign

    A good friend of mine used to admin two March Madness pool's.  I think I started playing in 2009 or 2010. One pool was 20 dollars, the other was forty.   In 2013 I played just the 40 dollar pool and won $1,500.00.  A few weeks later I received a substantial rebate check.  For whatever reason, I had little amounts of money coming in from odd avenues beginning with that pool and ending on May 7th 2013. Thinking back now, I probably should have played the lottery as much as I could but instead my internal voice never yelled "don't be frivolus, save your money".  

    Although the last two years of my corporate career were pretty bad, I think the signs really appeared  sometime mid June 2014.