Columnist, Adirondack Outdoors
Joe Hackett is a guide and sportsman residing in Ray Brook.
Well, I finally got out there! I’d been patiently awaiting the first ski trip of the New Year, since the beginning of Big Game season,
I recently watched an episode of “Fat Guys in the Woods”, a new reality show which features a group of three or four amateur woodsman roughing it in the forested mountains of Tennessee.
The coming weekend signals the end of the regular big game hunting season across a large swath of the North Country.
It has been an interesting week in the Adirondacks, and fortunately, I spent a fair portion of it in camp.
The month of November has finally arrived on the wall calendar. I should have seen it coming, but I prefer not to spend much time gauging the time.
Although the Adirondack woodlands remain primarily brown and damp, the Big Game Hunting Season is now in full swing.
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to confront only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived” Henry David Thoreau
The recent Columbus Day holiday weekend certainly brought out the crowds, as hikers too to the trails, and paddlers packed the ponds.
Well, I did it! I finally took a little trip way back into one of my favorite brook trout waters.
I’ve recently returned from a long weekend, spent in the hamlet of Indian Lake.