I like snowshoeing because one doesn’t really need expensive lessons and a bunch of fancy gear to get started. Neither does one have to be a super-athlete. Snowshoeing opens up the possibility of hiking areas one wouldn’t otherwise think of venturing into in deep snow.
Southeastern West Virginia is becoming the Eastern destination of choice for outdoor activities. The region is seemingly blessed with more than its fair share of mountainous beauty and outdoor activities for enthusiasts at every skill level. Topping the list is the outstanding whitewater rafting.
Deserted country roads, crystalline creeks and rivers are just a few of the delights to be found in Webster County, W.Va. Webster County’s steep mountains have served to isolate the region, prevent development, and in the process preserve some of the most pristine natural beauty to be found in the Eastern United States.
Danny Snyder from West Virginia writes to ask what I think about the devices that heat up deer urine to attract bucks during the rut. He also wants to know if there is data to back up the use of these devices.
GuideOutdoors deer expert Dr. Dave Samuel answers a question from D. Snyder of Rivesville, W.Va., on buck fights. Snyder says he sees smaller bucks pushing and shoving during bow season and wonders, “How common are buck fights?
Marty Basch is using the 2,167-mile Appalachian Trail as a rough guideline as he bikes from Maine to Georgia. He is filing weekly reports on Thursday and this is his fifth update. Marty says though the etymology may be off, there’s a chance that Pennsylvania is really a Greek word meaning “another diner at the top of another freakin’ hill.” You can e-mail encouragement, advice to Marty at firstname.lastname@example.org.