Author Archives: Staff Writer

Franconia Notch State Park in New Hampshire: Gorge-ous!

The Flume Gorge is an 800 ft natural gorge located in Franconia Notch State Park within the White Mountains of New Hampshire, at the base of Mount Liberty. The granite walls of this gorge were originally molten rock 200 million years ago (give or take a few) which eventually cooled, covered over by glaciers during the Ice Age. Today you ... Read More »

Visiting Lassen Volcanic National Park Is A Blast!

Well, back in 1914 or so it was LITERALLY a blast, as the Lassen Volcano erupted almost 300 times in a 3 year span. Today it is visited by hikers and backpackers, hitting the 150 miles of trails, who pass by its many still-active thermal areas. Not many national parks have all of these attractions in one place – geothermals, ... Read More »

Seasonal Musings From The Catskills: Summer Has Been Crazy

By Dave Holden I sit here on a perfect, warm August evening, windows and doors open, comfortably shirtless as bugs incessantly, tireless crash into the screens, testing our defenses, trying in vain to reach their Holy Grail – light, any light whatsoever, whether it is the inaccessible (unless you’re too slow to close the screen-door) lights in the house or ... Read More »

Are You Ready for Autumn?

Can you believe it is August already? And not just the beginning of the month anymore… We are starting to feel the summer slipping away. Kids all over the country are starting to get ready to go back to school. It was only 45 degrees this morning! So the cooler weather and the shortening days are reminding us here in ... Read More »