Outdoors

Calendar

August 25, 2016

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held:

Gerald Almy: The 25 best National Parks for fly fishing

Gerald Almy

August 22, 2016

It’s no secret that our country has a wealth of natural treasures in its national parks. For the outdoorsman or woman who likes to fish, hike or camp, there’s a wide range of national parks to choose from within reasonable driving distance. Our own local Shenandoah National Park is a prime example.

Recreation Calendar

August 17, 2016

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being:

Gerald Almy: Pocket water a great holding area for trout

Gerald Almy

August 15, 2016

Standing shin-deep in the tumbling trout stream, Bill Bonner flicked the #12 Royal Coachman into a small trout hideout under a laurel bough. Landing at the top of the pocket in the gurgling creek, the fly floated 12 inches and was instantly nailed by a sassy native rainbow. The fish sailed across the surface in a splashing leap and then battled hard until Bill could slip it into his net and carefully release it back into the stream.

Recreation Calendar

August 10, 2016

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held:

Appalachian Trail trolley stop passes test

August 8, 2016

The trolley stop at the Remount Road Appalachian Trail trailhead in Front Royal was a success, said Tim Smith, coordinator for Front Royal’s Visitor Center. The stop was incorporated into existing trolley routes on a trial basis from May to July.

Gerald Almy: Four tactics for hot weather bass

Gerald Almy

August 8, 2016

Hot summer weather doesn’t have to slow down your bass fishing. Try these four tactics to incite strikes from stubborn largemouth bass even when the temperature soars and the air feels so muggy and thick you could cut it with a knife.

Gerald Almy: Outdoor sportsman show coming this month

Gerald Almy

August 1, 2016

When you think of outdoor shows, most people think of cold winter weather with snow on the ground, ice-covered ponds, and freezing temperatures. That’s the setting for most hunting and fishing shows. It’s certainly a fine time to hold such events, since there’s very little to do outside and most hunting seasons are closed anyway.

Recreation Calendar

August 1, 2016

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held:

Gerald Almy: Projects for improving wildlife habitat

Gerald Almy

July 26, 2016

If you can spare some time from fishing and preparing for upcoming hunting seasons, this is a great time to work on improving habitat for wildlife. The projects could be on land you or a relative or friend owns, or on property you have permission to hunt on.

Recreation Calendar

July 19, 2016

The Flames
The Flames, Virginia’s second-oldest home-school sports association, will hold an informational meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday

Recreation Calendar

July 12, 2016

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held:

Search, rescue missions increasing in national park

June 29, 2016

Search and rescue missions are spiking in Shenandoah National Park as it experiences one of the busiest times of its season. Deputy Chief Ranger Bridget Bohnet attributes one reason for the increase of missing visitors to cell phones.

Recreation Calendar

June 28, 2016

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held:
Bishop’s Jubilee
Shrinemont in Orkney Springs will