Thursday, October 25, 2012

Fishing Kayak Endorsement

Hobie's Mirage Pro Angler 12 Fishing Kayak
I'm not easily impressed, and I don't generally do product endorsements. But Hobie has an excellent product here. It's stable with a 36 inch beam, comfortable with an adjustable seat and foot pedals so your hands are free to cast and land fish. Learn more about it at:
Fisherperson and fish not included!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Hunters vs Hikers in NY state - My perspective!

I have long advocated that there should be virtually NO problem between hikers and hunters in NY! Hunters don't want to be near your hiking trails and your human, predator scent and activity that scares deer away. Sure, wear bright clothing in case you two accidentally cross paths. But here is what the NYS DEC has to say about the subject:
 "The most common story: Remember that

99.994% of the people who hunt have safe
and enjoyable experiences. Over half a
million people hunted in New York this year, and for every incident listed, there are
thousands of other hunting stories of people
who safely and responsibly took game. Just
as important, even more passed up shots for the sake of safety, conservation, and respect for wildlife."
I'll be out there this fall doing both hiking and hunting activities, depending on MY wishes, unafraid! You do as you see fit.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Catskill Scenic Trail

The Catskill Scenic Trail is a little known rail-to-trail that runs from Bloomville, NY to Roxbury, NY. All in the middle of nowhere. So naturally we had to go there! And we did over Columbus Day weekend. We biked this unpaved trail for about 27 miles over the two days. Fantastic views of foliage! It follows a small branch of the Delaware River. Beaver dams and lodges along the way. It's a linear 26 mile trail. We'll go back to do the other half at some time in the future. Just thought you should know about it.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

NY Fall Foliage

This is one of the reasons I live in NY this time of year. This photo was taken today, just outside of my new home city of Cortland, NY. the whole area is ablaze with great fall colors.