By MIKE NORTON
It looks as though an extended period of cold weather has finally arrived here in Traverse City. We woke up this morning to a fine mistlike snow, the kind that comes…Continue
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By MIKE NORTON
New Year’s is all about looking ahead, but sometimes it…Continue
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By MIKE NORTON
Finally, some real snow! I took a long…Continue
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Get off Facebook and hold your tweets and take a week to explore British Columbia this summer. Endless summer adventure awaits under the beautiful blue skies of British Columbia.
Springtime brings of flurry of energy to my summer adventure planning as I try to finalize my final trip details.
The possibilities for a perfect summer vacation in British Columbia are endless. So the hard part is to narrow down what you would like to do.
So to assist I have come up with…Continue
Added by Powder Matt on June 17, 2012 at 8:55am — No Comments
See my vidblog post about spring wildflowers blooming in the forests of the Finger Lakes region of New York at http://ithacafingerlakes.com/2012/04/21/spring_wildflowers/. This is a great time of year to take a walk in the woods on our many park trails.…
Added by Tony Ingraham on May 20, 2012 at 8:14pm — No Comments
Held by rappelling ropes by staff at the top of the cliff, state park "scaler" Jason props himself perpendicular to the cliff to reach loose rock at Watkins Glen State Park.
Before some gorge trails in the Finger Lakes region in upstate New York can be opened to…Continue
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The Finger Lakes region of upstate New York is famous for, among other things, its multitude of waterfalls. And the waterfalls become even more amazing, if not appealing, when storms cause floods to roar through the gorges. Tropical Storm Lee last September was the biggest such event in the past year. We will wait and see what nature brings us this year!
Here is Buttermilk Falls in Ithaca during Tropical Storm Lee. See more images from the area at my blog,…Continue
Added by Tony Ingraham on March 31, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments
The long cascade of Buttermilk Falls in Ithaca, NY is fun to look at from a number of angles. For more than ten thousand years, Buttermilk Creek has been splashing down the steep east slope of Inlet Valley, just a few miles from the south end of Cayuga Lake, the longest of the eleven Finger Lakes. Over the millennia, the creek has polished out a charming gorge that ends in the long, frothing falls.
Check out my latest post on my blog, with seven large photos of Buttermilk Falls as…Continue
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On my personal blog, http://ithacafingerlakes.com, I show and tell wonders of the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York State, a region usually missed by first-time travelers to the state, who typically will see New York City and then scoot to Niagara Falls. There is so much incredible country in between. See my latest post about Watkins Glen State Park, the oldest state park in the region, comparing two photographs of a gorge scene from…Continue
Added by Tony Ingraham on February 6, 2012 at 8:31pm — No Comments
When I graduated from college, my friends couldn’t understand why I would want to settle down in the Midwest. Having spent the last four years of my life in the mountains, they were sure I would hate the flat, plain, “boring” lands that they thought Kansas City had to offer. I tried to explain to them that the heart of America is an exciting, wonderful place to live with plenty of opportunities to explore nature and enjoy the outdoors. Nevertheless, they didn’t believe me and, you know what?…Continue
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