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Gus' Wild Side



Gus’ Wild Side is a regular feature on WTIP. Gus writes about our connections to Nature as he explores wildness from the High Arctic to his own backyard along the North Shore of Lake Superior.


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Gus' Wild Side: Unruly Pond Hockey

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Gus remembers winter pond hockey played with friends and neighbors along the Drummond Grade in Lake County.

This feature is dedicated to Dr. Phil Cook (AKA "Super Sap") whose pond was the site of many seasons of hockey.

(Photo by Starfire on Flickr)


 

Gus' Wild Side: Walking on Water

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Take a walk on a frozen stream in mid winter with Gus and his dog, Maggie.

You can listen to Gus' Wild Side on Lake County Journal on the fourth Thursday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m., and again on the following Saturday from 6 to 7 a.m.

(Photo courtesy of Andy McLemore on Flickr)


 
John Dillinger

Gus' Wild Side: The Good Side of a Gangster

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Gus recalls his grandparents' story of a possible encounter with John Dillinger.

You can listen to Gus' Wild Side on Lake County Journal on the fourth Thursday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of Boston Public Library archives)


 
Mt. Holmes

Gus' Wild Side: Life at the top of Mt. Holmes

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Gus has spent time working as a park ranger in Yellowstone National Park. Here he tells us about some of his experiences living remotely in a fire look-out cabin.

You can listen to Gus' Wild Side on the Lake County Journal on the fourth Thursday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m.


 

Gus' Wild Side: A favorite uncle, pro wrestling and trout fishing

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Gus remembers a favorite uncle who loved trout fishing and pro wrestling.

You can listen to Gus' Wild Side on the Lake County Journal on the fourth Thursday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m.

(Photo by Mike Kalasnik on Flickr)


 
Dunraven Pass and Mount Washburn

Gus' Wild Side: Yellowstone Stories

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Gus relates experiences while working as a park ranger in Yellowstone National Park.

You can listen to Gus' Wild Side on the Lake County Journal on the fourth Thursday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m.

(Photo by Phil Trease on Flickr)


 

Gus' Wild Side: In Search of Quiet

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Gus explores the importance of quiet in his life - and explains that finding quiet can often be difficult.

You can listen to Gus' Wild Side on Lake County Journal on the fourth Thursday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m.

(Photo by Don Davison)


 
Barred Owl

Gus' Wild Side: Encounters with an Owl

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Gus recounts a special encounter with a barred owl while paddling a northern Wisconsin river.

You can listen to Gus' Wild Side on Lake County Journal on the fourth Thursday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m.

(Photo by Carol on Flickr)


 
Wolverine

Gus's Wild Side: Wolverines

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Gus tells us about his experience with - and thoughts about - the wolverine.

You can listen to Gus' Wild Side on Lake County Journal on the fourth Thursday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m.

(Photo by Jeffrey Lewis on Wikimedia Commons)


 

Gus' Wild Side: Working in the Sugar Bush

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Gus shares his experiences working in a local sugar bush, an annual spring ritual.

You can listen to Gus' Wild Side on Lake County Journal on the fourth Thursday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m.

(Photo by Sterling College on Flickr)