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August 17, 2018
Column: Catching fish and catching up in the canoe country
Our friendship was forged over bulging Duluth packs and bins of trail food in the summer of 1976. Mike had come to the Ely outfitting business...
August 17, 2018 - 2:21pm
August 10, 2018
Commentary: Wisdom in the woods, the joy of trail talk
I see the couple up ahead on the trail. It's early morning in one of Duluth's trail-rich parks. I know who they are. It's Jan and Larry. Birders....
August 10, 2018 - 4:07pm
July 21, 2018
Seeking open country upon re-entry
I headed north with the moonroof and both windows open. I was in no particular hurry. We had been away for more than a week, and I was savoring...
July 21, 2018 - 7:34am
June 29, 2018
Commentary: Front-row seats for the cycle of life
ONTARIO'S QUETICO PROVINCIAL PARK — Evening comes slipping over the land. On our island camp here in this million-acre canoe-country wilderness,...
June 29, 2018 - 10:56am
June 15, 2018
Becoming dog -- a work in progress
The yellow dog and I were off on a two-hour jaunt in the woods the other day. She would lark ahead, following the trail and her nose. At intervals,...
June 15, 2018 - 7:30am
June 1, 2018
Commentary: Packing up, and pondering what might lie ahead
DULUTH — I spend isolated moments of each day now anticipating an upcoming adventure. Six of us — trail-tested friends — will...
June 1, 2018 - 6:03am
May 25, 2018
Commentary: Bison passage: Good times in the Badlands
MEDORA, N.D. — We're trying to give the two bison a wide berth, but it isn't easy. We're hemmed in in a tiny meadow bordered by a wall...
May 25, 2018 - 9:41am
May 18, 2018
Commentary: The unexpected pleasures of running in the rain
I wasn't sure I wanted to go. A steady rain tapped on the porch roof. The temperature was 37 degrees on this early May morning. But I had told...
May 18, 2018 - 7:08am
May 11, 2018
Sam Cook column: No rest for life in canoe country
ELY — The two painted turtles were sunning atop a bald rock that had been jutting out of Little Gabbro Lake for about 10,000 years. Except...
May 11, 2018 - 6:00am
April 29, 2018
Moments along the way spiced 38 years on the job
Here's how it begins: I leave home with a notebook in my pocket and camera gear in my backpack. I drive for two or three hours and hop in a boat...
April 29, 2018 - 1:30pm
April 26, 2018
The trout don't know how lucky they are
Well, we're not headed up to the canoe country to go lake trout fishing this spring. Or so it appears. The ice has us. Four of us make the trip...
April 26, 2018 - 5:11pm
April 22, 2018
Sam Cook: Heading down a new trail with plenty of old friends
I visited my friend Jeff Rennicke's writing studio in Bayfield years ago. It was a simple room, bare of most distractions, but on the wall above...
April 22, 2018 - 6:00am
Sam Cook paddles into retirement: After 38 years as the Duluth News Tribune’s outdoors writer, Cook hangs up his notebook
DULUTH — After 38 years as the Duluth News Tribune's outdoors writer, Sam Cook is retiring Friday, April 27, to pursue, well, pretty much...
April 22, 2018 - 5:55am
April 19, 2018
For two boys, fishing season is already here
DULUTH—Here they came, down the snow-packed trail toward us on Wednesday night in Duluth. Two of them. Young boys, it appeared from a distance....
April 19, 2018 - 10:03pm
April 13, 2018
On a shelf, long forgotten, a lifetime's worth of goals
The manila file folder was stuck in alongside some of my old trip journals on a bookshelf. "What's this?" I thought. I pulled it out and opened it up the other day. Inside were, among other things, a couple of sheets of notebook paper with my handwriting on them. "Exercise No. 9,"...
April 13, 2018 - 6:00am