Redfishing on The Lower Laguna Madre, Texas

By Brian Irwin | August 15, 2014

The Lower Laguna Madre is a hypersaline bay on the southeastern tip of Texas.  Over 400 square miles in area, the estuary has almost no fluid exchange with the Gulf of Mexico to the east.  It receives most of its fresh water input from the Arroyo Colorado River, a gentle flow of water…

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Simple fly fishing, Tamworth, NH

By Brian Irwin | June 7, 2014

Over 100 years ago Dr. Remick was the only town doctor in the small community of Tamworth, New Hampshire.  His legacy was passed down through the years, as many other physicians accepted his torch from their predecessors.  His farmhouse has since been converted into a museum rich which history.  Children…

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Glamping and photos alike

By Brian Irwin | April 29, 2014

This past week a torch was passed.  The venerable Anne Fitzgerald, my Travel Editor at The Boston Globe retired her post, only to be replaced by Christine Morris.  If only the two could both steer the helm we’d be amazed at what they’d produce, but the time came for the changing…

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Bringing it back to Inner Harbor, Baltimore

By Brian Irwin | April 6, 2014

I grew up near Baltimore, Maryland.  Some of my earliest memories were in its Inner Harbor.  Sharks at the aquarium.  Submarines and civil war ear sloops of war.  Crabs.  Oysters.  I recently had the opportunity to return for a medical conference with a side project being an upcoming article for…

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Skiing and Mushing Mont Tremblant, Quebec

By Brian Irwin | March 8, 2014

This winter our family headed to Quebec’s Laurentian Mountains to Mont Tremblant to taste the European flare, shimmering dogsled trails and miles of trails.  From the children’s favorite waterpark, La Source, to the summit restaurant, it was a memorable experience for all of us.  Read about it in the Boston…

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Angling for Atlantic salmon on the fabled Restigouche River, New Brunswick, Canada

By Brian Irwin | December 18, 2013

The Restigouche is a stately flow, winding through northern New Brunswick on its way to the Gulf of St. Lawrence.  At its mouth rests the hamlet of Campbelton, a village with a penchant for Atlantic Salmon, the community’s lifeblood.  They hold a multi-week salmon festival.  There’s Salmon Avenue.  And the…

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3rd Annual Eastern Snow and Avalanche Workshop

By Brian Irwin | November 13, 2013

On November 9, more than 150 skiers and snow enthusiasts converged on North Conway, N.H. for the third edition of the Eastern Snow and Avalanche Workshop (ESAW). Having doubled enrollment since its inception, the full-day event brought in presentations from some of the most revered avalanche experts in the country.…

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Tuolumne, Yosemite Ntl Park, CA

By Brian Irwin | September 13, 2013

Earlier this month Rob Vandergrift and I headed out to Yosemite for some early autumn climbing and fishing.  We had spectacular weather, save for the apocalyptic Rim fire.  This fire, third largest in the state’s history as of the time of this blog has committed over one-hundred million dollars and…

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Nutopians at Theater in The Wood

By Brian Irwin | March 25, 2013

Saturday night we were dancing and singing with our very talented friends, Rex and Tom.  These guys really inspire.  Their collection of Lennon songs stir the soul.  And for a fresh, take-your-breath-away moment, Maggie’s rendition of Dear Prudence is sure to land her a deal at some point.  See these…

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Forbidden Peak, North Cascades National Park

By Brian Irwin | August 22, 2012

Two weeks ago Jaime Pollitte, Luke Buchirelli and I climbed the west ridge of Forbidden Peak in the North Cascades National Park, WA.  Weather was great and the climbing was superb.  The primary purpose of the trip was to shoot Eastern Mountain Sports’ upcoming line of outerwear and Jaime was…

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