ACTIVE OUTDOORS

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...

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...

To a meteorologist, wind is simply movement of air from an area of higher atmospheric pressure to an area with lower. It’s simple: the greater the...

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

By Tim JonesFor the MonitorLiving as I do in an area that very popular with vacationers, I’ve grown acutely aware of what we call “The Tourist Tide...

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...

I’ve always loved riding my bikes on rail trails – the modern multi-use recreation paths following the abandoned railways that once crisscrossed...

Did you notice it? The summer solstice has passed (11:54 a.m. on June 21). Friday was the longest day of the year. Each day from now on will get...

This being prime biking season, it’s a good idea to remind ourselves what it takes to have fun and be safe while cycling alongside cars.On one of...

Some of us (the crazy ones?) have been paddling our canoes and kayaks on flowing water for a month or more already. Most ponds and lakes (at least...

In my last column I wrote about the booby traps awaiting the unaware in a New England spring. They are everywhere – especially in the higher...

At this time of year, it’s easy to get lulled into believing that spring is finally here. It has to get warmer, doesn’t it? Sure. Eventually. Some...

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