As soon as the ice melts - and sometimes before - in the spring until the snow flies, I enjoy the trail almost daily. I live a few blocks off the trail and enjoy jogs with the dog, biking and walking the trail.
I particularly enjoy the trail after the first snow. Unlike summers, when the trail is buzzing with activity, I often have my stretch of the trail north of Pequot Lakes to myself. The quiet beauty of the trail is amazing.
There’s an old adage — when hitting against a flame-throwing pitcher in baseball — that goes something like “you can’t hit what you can’t see.”
The same goes for deer hunting, it seems, although the numbers this year would refute that.
In recent years, hunters have complained that they’re seeing fewer and fewer deer. As a result, there’s a lot less shooting — some say they didn’t take a shot all season. And in the end, there’s less venison in the freezer for those long, cold winters.
Cam Newton was the winner of the Heisman Trophy, the Twins were not winners in the winter meetings/off-season and the Vikings, regardless of how they do against the Giants, are winners now that the ship has been righted.
I worked for a golf magazine in Florida and, when not working, was playing golf. Or practicing golf. Or watching golf. And during each of the four majors, I participated in fantasy golf drafts — along the lines of the popular NFL and Major League Baseball fantasy league drafts.