Tag Archives: Spring

April snowshoe hike

April snowshoe hike This has been a loooong winter in the North Country, capped by an April 18 storm that dropped 10 inches of wet snow. But the day after the storm dawned sunny and clear, a perfect blue-sky morning … Continue reading

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Getting ready for winter – in April?

Getting ready for winter – in April? Old timers say there are only two seasons in the North Country: Winter Getting Ready for Winter But that’s hyperbole. Each of the four seasons grace the North Country’s landscape with a different … Continue reading

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Squck

This mud suction-trapped boot illustrates the first step in the traditional North Country ‘squck polka.’ Based on the Russian troika folk dance but performed one-legged with extemporaneous free-form interpretations, the squck polka ends with a lively whoop-and-sploosh maneuver in black, … Continue reading

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