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Oct 9, 2015
Our Natural Resources Are A Privilege! Treat Them That Way!
BY LOUIS CAHILL
“THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE DON’T TAKE CARE OF THE THINGS WE ARE GIVEN.”
Just yesterday I decided to spend the first few hours of the morning fishing one of my favorite local spots. The weather was perfect and the river levels were just right. I indeed had a great morning, landing several nice fish. I even had the chance to sight fish to a behemoth of a shoal bass, but after many casts and patterns it was evident that he either had lockjaw, or he’s just an asshole. Nonetheless, though, it was a great day. More info...
Oct 9, 2015
Tiny Tips for Wilderness Canoe Trips
By Cliff Jacobson
In the mid-seventies, I shared an afternoon with the famous woodsman, Calvin Rutstrum, whose flagship book, The New Way of the Wilderness, inspired my love of wilderness travel. I was heading north to Canada and had an 18-1/2 foot Kevlar Sawyer Charger (a then, state-of-the art whitewater racing canoe) on my car. I thought it was the ultimate tripping canoe. Rutstrum walked slowly around the canoe, critically peering at it from every angle. Then, he stepped away and said:
"Well, it's big enough. But, frankly, I wouldn't take anything but an aluminum canoe beyond the trailhead."