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Gear Addiction: Is there such a thing as too many snowshoes?

I have a problem. It used to be much worse but I pretty much have it under control now. Hi, I am the Bushwhacking Fool and I am a gear addict. As part of my therapy I thought I would start a series of occasional blog posts about all the duplicate gear I have accumulated

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Snowshoeing with a Porcupine at Happy Valley

The following is a report on a three hour snowshoe through the Happy Valley Wildlife Management Area near Parish, NY in the Tug Hill Region. The snowshoe kept to the northern portion of the management area centering around Churchill Road following roughly the same path as my previous snowshoe to the region on Martin Luther

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Oven Lake and Beyond Trip Plan

View Trip Plan in a larger map Last summer on my Stillwater Reservoir to Cranberry Lake adventure (for a teaser click here) I originally contemplated going as far east as the Oven Lake area. Unfortunately a late start on the second day due to rain and my rather slow pace throughout the trip prevented me

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MLK Day Snowshoe on the Tug Hill

On Martin Luther King Day I decided to spend some of my day off snowshoeing up on the Tug Hill at Happy Valley Wildlife Management Area in Parish, NY. This would be my first snowshoe sojourn of winter due to numerous injuries and illness. I was looking forward to getting out of the suburbs and

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Central Pepperbox Wilderness Trip Bird Report

The five-day bushwhack through the heart of the Pepperbox Wilderness including Threemile Beaver Meadow, a feeder stream, numerous beaver ponds, Moshier Creek and Moshier Reservoir yielded a total of 36 confirmable bird species. The low number of species was probably due to the late season, the hot and humid weather conditions and my rusty fall

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Bass Pro Shops Gift Card Giveaway

Today I have a special offer for all the readers here at the Bushwhacking Fool. A while back I was asked to complete a new product development survey from ACR Electronics. ACR Electronics was the manufacturer of the MicroFix personal locator beacon, which I purchased several years before. Unfortunately the MicroFix has been discontinued and

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Central Pepperbox Wilderness Trip Report Day Five: Fleeing the swaying canopy on the hunter’s trail

The following is the third and final part of a report on the fifth and final day of a bushwhacking trip through the interior of the southern portion of the Pepperbox Wilderness. The majority of the trip follows along streams and beaver vlys with the exit from the area following a marked herd path from

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Central Pepperbox Wilderness Trip Report Day Five: Searching the beaver vly

The following is the second part of a report on the fifth and final day of a bushwhacking trip through the interior of the southern portion of the Pepperbox Wilderness. The majority of the trip follows along streams and beaver vlys with the exit from the area following a marked herd path from the wild

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Central Pepperbox Wilderness Trip Report: Climbing toward the beaver vly

The following is the first part of a report on the fifth and final day of a bushwhacking trip through the interior of the southern portion of the Pepperbox Wilderness. The majority of the trip follows along streams and beaver vlys with the exit from the area following a marked herd path from the wild

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Central Pepperbox Wilderness Trip Report Day Four: Along the shores of Moshier Reservoir

The following is the third part of a report on the fourth day of a bushwhacking trip through the interior of the southern portion of the Pepperbox Wilderness. The majority of the trip follows along streams and beaver vlys with the exit from the area following a marked herd path from the wild interior of

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