2021 Berry Islands, Out Islands, Bahamas

We just returned from the Berry Islands.  A magical time away from the world.  Full of thick bonefish, which often succumbed to sharks, great company and conversation.  Thanks so much to Darcie Reed, my post, and Chris Allen, our benevolent friend and charter pilot who made this all possible.

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2021 Guyana expedition

I’ve just returned from five weeks deep in the Guyana jungle where I served as an expedition doctor for a National Geographic trip.  The thrust of the mission was to have a team consisting of Mark Synnott, Alex Honnold, Federico Pisani and others pioneer a new trail to, and route up a big wall on…

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2020 South Andros Island, Out Islands, Bahamas

Freshly back from a wonderful trip to the Out Islands of The Bahamas. I angled Andros’ South Island. With tidal creeks thick with bonefish to allow long fishing days in high wind, Andros is the best bet for many, and big, bones in this hemisphere. A remote island that had no electricity until 1987, it’s…

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2019 Autumn visit to Montana

I’ve just returned from an autumn trip to Lone Mountain Ranch in Big Sky, MT.  I had a wonderful visit trotting to the crest of scenic overlooks on horseback and chasing brown trout in the Madison River system.  Fall is a great time to visit Big Sky and Yellowstone National Park.  Despite -4 temperatures and…

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2019 Quebec City and Maritime Mountains

Andy and I just returned from Quebec after a week-long trip.  We started in Quebec City, where we enjoyed Old World charm and the opulence of Chateau Frontenac in the Old City.  We then headed to the Gaspe Peninsula, five hours east along the shore of the saline St. Lawrence River. We spent two nights…

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Skiing and climbing in Banff National Park

My eleven-year-old son Reid and I just returned from a great trip to Alberta.  We enjoyed opulence at the Banff Springs Hotel and a meter of fresh powder at Ski Big 3 (Norquay, Ski Sunshine and Lake Louise).  We managed to take a day from skiing to ice climb, which Reid did for his first…

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fly fishing for lake trout, grayling in Manitoba

I just returned from an incredible trip fishing for pike, lake trout and arctic grayling out of Manitoba, Canada’s 5-star remote lodge, The Lodge at Little Duck. The fishing was stellar, with 50 fish days, landing 39″ lakers on a 10 weight fly rod.  The lake also held northern pike and the river trophy arctic…

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Yosemite father-son mountaineering and more

Andy Irwin, 13, and I just returned from Yosemite.  We had a fabulous experience.  The valley is so congested in the summer that we limited our time there to an afternoon.  Later we explored the Sequoias in Mariposa Grove, Glacier Point, and then headed to the backcountry via Tuolumne.  We hiked 7.1 miles into the…

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