“We spent a day in December walking in the woods along and above the Beaver Flow Trail with Alcott Smith. A renown NH naturalist and retired veterinarian, Alcott was to speak on how animals prepare for winter. It was an educational hike sponsored by Northeast Wilderness Trust in this forest we know and love, so we were pleased to support both (we also love to learn new stuff and hike around aimlessly). It seemed like a perfect way to spend a Saturday.
As usual, it didn’t quite turn out the way we expected, but for all that it was a true learning experience. Alcott Smith was a brilliant scientist, his range of knowledge vast and unending and his wry sense of humor a real pleasure. He also took such pleasure in his discussions of all things wild, that he could talk for more than an hour without moving or seeming to notice the passage of time at all…” [Continue reading at Outdoor Fun, Learning (and Freezing to Death…) on Beaver Flow Trail | Champlain Area Trails.]