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Avoid the Crowds at Camp

The summer camping season is in full swing with thousands of campers buzzing in and out of campgrounds like a busy beehive. It’s tough...

Cool Camping in Hot Weather

Most campers’ definition of “roughing it” has changed over the last couple of decades. Some folks consider a night with a nonworking...

Buckeye Steelhead

Steelhead fishing. What image flashed across your mind’s eye? For some anglers, a wide river of America’s Northwest was the scene. Those...

Sea Gulls in Ohio?

Each winter here in east-central Ohio, I hear someone ask, “What are all these sea gulls doing here? Are they lost?” Well, the white,...

Wild, Winter Nights

Ohio just slid out from under a couple weeks of frigid temps. Barely above zero during the day and back to below zero as night fell....

Happy National Take a Hike Day!

Many outdoors pursuits are highlighted throughout the year with organized events on specific dates. Hiking is definitely one of those...

Hikers and Hunters Share the Woods

The kids were leading the family hike as a doe bounded across the trail and landed in a stiff stance and stared at the hikers. The...

Casting for Recovery

I had just arrived back to the house on my bike when my parents pulled in the driveway. It was 1970 and I was five years-old. I had been...

Trail Blazers

The Wayne National Forest was all quiet except for the critters going about their early autumn duties – serine that is until the sound of...

Outside for the Health Of It

Eight years ago, I was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation; an irregular heartbeat. The diagnosis was a gut punch. This type of news plays...

Believe in Heros

Yesterday, on September 11, 2017, I enjoyed the day on Lake Erie perch fishing with my wife Linda and four buddies from my day job. The...

Hiking the Smokies - Mt. LeConte

After dozens of trips to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, I finally stood on the summit of Mt. LeConte. Hiking the Smokies has...

Snapping Turtle Tango

The turtle’s rear claws were flailing about and attempting to clamp onto whatever had a grip on its tail. The turtle’s powerful jaws were...

The Boat Flipped Over

Have you ever flipped a boat? Then tread water and clung to your vessel until help arrived? I have. I’m passionate about adventuring, but...

Fly Fishing Is Not Only For Troutbums

A couple weeks ago, I introduced a teenager to the sport of fly fishing on a remote river in West Virginia. The young man learned the...

Disappearing into the wilderness

The mules seemed to be excited to head in to the backcountry of the Cranberry Wilderness of southeast West Virginia. Three of my friends...

Coral Reef Relief

The focus of trying out a new, full-face snorkel mask soon turned to the underwater scene before me. The coral reef was not radiating...

The Adventure Begins!

Hello and welcome to Adventures Found! You’re reading my weekly blog post on my new website and I’d like to include my message from the...

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