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Soaking in every last bit of autumn

October 12, 2016
By JOE HACKETT - Outdoors Columnist ( , Lake Placid News

As autumn takes command of the local landscape, I have been forced to choose between a variety of outdoor activities that continue to unfold across a landscape that grows more magnificent with each passing day.

As author E.B.White claimed, "I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world, and a desire to enjoy the world."

However, at this time of year the choice is quite easy, for there is simply no way to improve an Adirondack autumn. In fact, the only improvement would be with the season's lack of longevity - it's duration is simply never enough. Before we know it, leaves will be floating on the wind and snowflakes will paint a cloak of white on the shoulders of the local hillsides.

Article Photos

As the fall season comes to an end, bass, trout and salmon will be on the prowl, attempting to put on weight for the winter.
Photo — Joe Hackett


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