Columnist, Adirondack Outdoors
Joe Hackett is a guide and sportsman residing in Ray Brook.
After a few months of skipping out on providing my regular weekly columns, I am finally back on track.
It occurred while I was on the way home after spending an afternoon at the base of a mind-numbingly, beautiful waterfall that is located halfway up the side of a small mountain in my backyard.
If foreign armies had advanced as deeply into the Adirondack Park as the current invasion of invasive plants has progressed, local citizens would be up in arms.
Every now and then, in the Adirondacks the stars, and the moon and the sky line up in just the perfect manner to provide a perfect end to a perfect day.
Across the nation, there are a wide variety of outdoor recreational options that remain available for a majority of the year as long as the weather remains fair, the beaches stay open and the rivers continue to flow.
Historically, brook trout and lake trout have been the primary spring species for anglers on most local lakes and ponds, however Fathers Day weekend has long signaled the traditional opening of Bass Season.
That old familiar ‘Adirondack wave’ has again become a popular sight.
The day began bright and sunny, with large puffy, clouds racing across the sky, driven by the strong winds.
By now, most local lakes and ponds have been free of ice for at least a week or more.
In a recent column detailing the history of Adirondack guides, I included a quote taken from an 1880’s era tourist guidebook.