Byline: By TIM JONES

Tim Jones: ‘How are you doing?’

3/30/20

‘How are you doing?” That’s the first question you hear from everyone these days, meaning “Are you healthy and coping.”I sincerely hope everyone...

Imagine you had looked forward for months and months to an August getaway in the sun with some serious beach time involved. Weather had been...

Tim Jones: Settling into winter

2/5/20

I’ve always thought that “Groundhog Day,” while harmless fun, is more than faintly ridiculous. Whether Marmota monax sees his (or her) shadow or...

So, how did you start 2020? January 1 was a new day, a new year, a new decade . . . seems important to get it started right. I hope you got...

I was in a store the other day (a rare occurrence for me, which is perhaps why it was memorable), and the clerk and I were chatting as she rung up...

When most of us think of giving or getting holiday gifts, we think of “things.” We live in a consumer society and have somehow come to believe that...

Last week, I was sitting on top of a hill and watching the sun set. I’d been camping for a couple of days, and my life had been ordered by the...

In case you missed it, the top of Mount Washington got about four inches of snow last week. October snows are not unusual for a mountain that is...

Camping in the early fall is about as good as it gets.This past weekend, I was in south-central Vermont, camping at Winhall Brook Campground in...

The world of active outdoors sports divides pretty neatly into two major categories: adrenaline sports and endorphin sports. Of course there’s...

Let’s imagine you are out hiking or mountain biking on a sunny, warm afternoon in late August or early September. Though it’s not oppressively hot,...

The internet in general, and social media in particular, can be viewed as a mixed blessing for outdoor enthusiasts.On the plus side, it’s made it...

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