Friday, October 29, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

A trip around New Germany State Park

Located between Savage Mountain and the Continental Divide this Garrett County Oasis is a Deep Creek Lake Alternative. Offering fishing, boating, and swimming, Cabins for rent, pavilions, activities and 10 plus miles of multi use trails.

Monday, October 25, 2010

2011 RESENTMENT RACING NEW RIDE

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU DADDY-O  Just got the new ride for the 2011 racing season. Of course this one will be all purple. And I have a winter project. I would also like to thank my sponsors LEDO PIZZA of Deep Creek Lake, BYCO ENTERPRISES, and www.sellingdeepcreek.com  Special THANKS to everyone who came out and showed there support last season. It means a great deal to me and you know who you are. Ready to play in the DIRT.


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Cove Run Corn Maze offers a different activity.



Looking for a little something different to do around Deep Creek Lake this weekend. I highly suggest the corn maze at Cove Run Farm North of Deep Creek Lake.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

October Trout Stocking Underway

Although the dry spell continues the Department of Natural Resources has been doing their best to insure more great fishing. The October stocking season has begun and about 20,000 fish will be finding new homes in the following weeks.
Beware of invasive species! DNR reminds anglers to clean their gear between streams or outings to prevent moving around unwanted invaders like didymo and whirling disease. Anglers can wash their gear with dish soap, a 5% salt solution or one of the convenient wader wash stations at some locations.
DNR’s trout stocking information telephone line, 1-800-688-3467, will be updated weekly beginning October 1 so that anglers may find out if their favorite area has been stocked. Stocked areas will also be posted online at http://www.dnr.state.md.us/fisheries once stocking is complete.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Garrett Trails Moonlight Hike

www.garretttrails.org

As a friend of Garrett Trails I sometimes lead hikes on some of Garrett Counties amazing trails. The last one was along the Eastern Continental Divide on the Meadow Mountain Trail. It was the harvest moon and a perfect night for a hike. Even though the leaves were still on the trees the moon was bright enough to hike with just the eyes.

I was fortunate in that my guests were avid star watchers. Not only was the company great I learned many things about the night sky. We were able to identify several planets and really check out the surface of the moon.

To top it off I also learned some great new tricks for photographing things at night.




If you are interested in more information about Garrett Trails just click HERE.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Garrett County Autumn Glory Firemans Parade

Garrett County Black Bears

The leaves are turning and the weather cooling off and the bears know it. According to a DNR estimate the Garrett County black bear population is over 600 bears. that is 4 bears per 10 square miles. Knowing that on average Md black bears weigh between 125-400 pounds and some more than 600 pounds, that is a whole lot of bear running around. They are hungry now trying to increase their fat reserves in anticipation of a long winter. Bears are mostly like my hippy friends, organic vegetarian. However they will occasionally eat fish and garbage.

Bear season is also almost here and more information on that is found at this link


What do I do if I see a bear? Bear attacks are extremely rare if you are out and about in the woods make some noise. If you run across a bear unaware of you back away, if you spot a cub? Be aware that mom is probably close by. Above all stay calm, DO NOT RUN, avoid direct eye contact, and appreciate the opportunity to come in contact with such a unique animal.