Fall Arrives

The fall season arrived officially on September 22, but fall colors arrive on their own time.  I am out on the Kickapoo River to survey for a deadfall removal project.  I am in the front of the canoe, mapping and fidgeting with my GPS locator.  Then I look up and...

Fishing on a Driftless Summer Day

Authors note: I wrote this story for Tapestry Magazine ten years ago, but it could have happened yesterday.   Rivers have had their say again, and seldom have they spoken so loudly.  Halfway through summer, people throughout the Midwest are still wrangling with...

The Great Wisconsin Bucket List

Editor’s note: I found this blog written by Owen Gibson to be inspiring and hope you do too. Don't Blink Trailer | The Great Wisconsin Adventure Story from Don't Blink on Vimeo. In April of 2014 my best friend, Gregory, lost his Mom to cancer. She was...

Driftless Wisconsin: shaped by water

In my last newspaper column, I wrote about our trip out west to the National Parks that my wife and I recently completed. About our experience at Yellowstone National Park, I wrote: “Artist Point, hovering above the rim of Yellowstone’s Grand Canyon, reveals...

Boating and fishing in Driftless Wisconsin

Time to get my boat in the water. Driftless Wisconsin may be best known for its soaring bluffs and plunging valleys, yet it’s the tranquil rivers and streams that tame this rugged land; and offer its most popular recreation; boating and fishing. Boating, canoeing,...