OJ 109 Seg 2

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
109
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Catamount Trail
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The Catamount Trail winds for 300 miles through Vermont up to the Canadian border and does for those on cross-country skis and snowshoes what the Long Trail does for hikers. It provides a winter trail through Vermont's Green Mountains for all to enjoy. The longest cross-country ski trail in North America, the Catamount Trail traverses woodlands, meadows and logging roads, and connects up with cross-country ski centers to provide a huge winter highway. One of the features of the trail is the ability to plan overnight trips, traveling from inn to inn on cross-country skis. We spent some time recently on the trail with snowshoers and cross-country skiers and got a little taste of inn-to-inn skiing.

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OJ 109 Seg 1

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
109
Zone: 
Segments
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Snowshoeing
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Snowshoeing is one of the fastest growing winter sports. If you can walk, you can snowshoe. The old image of big wooden tennis racket snowshoes has given way to the lightweight, metal variety that not only let you get through deep powder, but can grip on icy terrain, making your hike safer and more enjoyable. Host Marianne Eaton visits the Green Mountain Club's Tenth Annual Snowshoe Festival in Waterbury to get a hands-on demo of the latest in snowshoe technology and take a couple of hikes through the powder.

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OJ 110 Seg 3

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
110
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Ice Fishing
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When many people think of ice fishing, the picture of tip-ups comes to mind. While this type of tackle is still very popular with anglers in search of lake trout, salmon, Northern pike or walleye, a growing number of winter fisherman are now "jigging" for panfish. These fish are flat, shorter than 12 inches and under a pound. They're finicky and catching them requires a delicate hand on the pole and just the right lure. Blue gill, crappie, sunfish and perch are the panfish of choice for these hardy anglers who brave cold temperatures and stiff winds on the ice. Host Lawrence Pyne heads out onto Lake Champlain in search of a tasty winter meal of panfish.

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  • Classic Outfitters
    861 Williston Road
    So. Burlington, VT 05403
    802-860-7375
  • Martin's General Store
    General Delivery Rt. 7
    Highgate Springs, VT 05460
    802-868-4459
  • Nichols & Dymes
    9 Blair Park
    Williston, VT 05494
    802-288-9570

OJ 110 Seg 2

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
110
Zone: 
Segments
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Winter Ecology
Body: 

Ecology is the study of plants and animals and their relationship with the environment. Winter ecology is simply studying the relationship of plants and animals in the winter. Signs of wildlife in winter are sparse and often subtle, but to the trained eye, they tell a rich story of survival. At the Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Woodstock, the study of our natural environment continues through Vermont's winter months. Teachers come to the Institute in winter to learn how to use outdoor activities to help their students develop a better understanding of their environment. We spent some time recently at the Institute with a group of teachers to learn a little about the world around us in winter.

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OJ 110 Seg 1

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
110
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Skijoring
Body: 

Skijoring is the sport of cross-country skiing while being pulled by a dog or dogs. It's an offshoot of sled dog racing and has been popular in Scandinavia and Alaska for many years. If you have a dog that's over 35 pounds and is trainable, you both may be candidates for skijoring. It's a terrific way for dogs and their owners to get out and exercise during the long winter months. Other than the cross-country skis, there is not a tremendous amount of equipment needed. Host Marianne Eaton takes a skijoring lesson at the Eden Mountain Lodge and enters a race sponsored by the New England Sled Dog Club.

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OJ 201 Seg 3

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
201
Zone: 
Segments
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Connecticut River Shad
Body: 

American shad were once so plentiful in Atlantic coastal rivers that colonists spread the fish on their fields for fertilizer. By the early 1900s shad numbers were in decline due to pollution, dams and overharvesting. Thanks to restoration efforts over the past 35 years, American shad are making a considerable comeback in the Connecticut River offering some exciting fishing opportunities. Host Lawrence Pyne fishes the Connecticut river with local angler Forest Woodruff to learn how to catch these strong fighting fish. He then meets up with Ken Cox, a fisheries biologist, to learn how fish ladders in dams along the river have brought the fish back north.

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OJ 201 Seg 2

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
201
Zone: 
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Lake Sturgeon
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There are seven species of sturgeon in the United States. These long, armor-plated fish are virtually unchanged since prehistoric times. Mature lake sturgeon grow to about three to five feet in length and can weigh over 100 pounds. It wasn't long ago that Lake Sturgeon were commercially fished on Lake Champlain. Today they are an endangered (threatened) species. Host Lawrence Pyne joins Chet MacKenzie of the Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife's Lake Champlain Sturgeon Restoration Program, to find out what is being done to reestablish one of the lake's ancient creatures.

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  • Chet MacKenzie
    VT Dept. of Fish & Wildlife
    317 Sanitorium Road, West Wing
    Pittsford, VT 05763

OJ 201 Seg 1

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
201
Zone: 
Segments
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Whitewater Kayaking
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Whitewater kayaking can be an exhilarating, fast-paced and fun run down the river. It's also a potentially dangerous sport that requires proper training and the right equipment. One of the biggest whitewater events in Vermont happens on the last weekends of both April and September when the Ball Mountain Dam in Jamaica holds a controlled water release, turning the West River into a class III run. Thousands of whitewater enthusiasts come from all over New England to run the rapids. Host Marianne Eaton takes an introductory whitewater kayak lesson and runs her first class II whitewater.

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OJ 202 Seg 4

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
202
Zone: 
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Wild Edibles
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Taking a walk in the woods can be more than just a time to experience the pretty sights and sounds of nature. The outdoors is a treasure trove of wild plants that are not only good to eat but can be used for medicinal purposes. The trick is to know what you are picking before you eat it. Host Marianne Eaton joins wild edibles expert Colleen Jones at Merck Forest and Farmland Center for their Wild Edibles Walk that culminates in a wild edible luncheon.

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Colleen Jones' Dandelion Linguini (Crock-Pot Recipe)

2 lbs dandelion greens
1/2 lb wild leeks/ramps
1/4 lb prosciutto ham sliced thin then diced
4 cups chicken broth
1/4 - 1/2 lb feta cheese
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 teaspoon dried hot peppers (optional)

 

  • Set crockpot to high and put in chicken broth.
  • Heat olive oil/butter/hot pepper in frying pan.
  • Add wild leeks and cook for 2 - 5 minutes on medium heat.
  • Add dandelions and cook until wilted -- about 5 minutes.
  • Add dandelions and ham to crock-pot and leave on high for 2 hours.
  • After two hours turn crock-pot to low.
  • Cook linguini according to directions on package.
  • Add feta cheese to the pot in chunks and ladle over linguini.

OJ 202 Seg 3

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
202
Zone: 
Segments
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CP Smith Small Frys
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For the Adopt-a-Salmon Family program at the CP Smith School in Burlington, two fourth grade classes raised a salmon family from eggs. Five months later the one-inch fry were ready for release into Mill Brook in Jericho. OUTDOOR JOURNAL visited the school to see what the students learned from raising the fish and then attended the release, complete with ceremonial reading of poems by the students.

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  • Adopt-a-Salmon Program
    Nick Staats, Fisheries Biologist
    US Fish & Wildlife
    c/o Vt. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife
    111 West St.
    Essex Jct., VT 05452
    (802) 879-5679
    Nick.Staats@anrmail.anr.state.vt.us

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