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...

The gift-giving season looms. Whether found under a tree or candelabrum, hung by the fireplace in stockings or just given where ever and whenever...

So, can the hunter and non-hunter share the woods during deer season safely? Absolutely! And the wearing of blaze or hunter orange is key to...

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...

In less than a mile, the Cross Vermont Trail displayed its lovable quirkiness.First, cross over the Winooski River on a paved steel arch bridge...

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,...

In the stillness of the woods, it often began with a quiet trickle. The thin stream would widen and the rushing water would flow and bellow with a...

We have just experienced an incredible spring turkey season and understanding how it came about is interesting. The success started in the spring...

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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