North Cascades

Walk in the Park episode 145 takes us to northwest Washington State, into the rugged, glaciated North Cascades Mountains just south of the Canadian border. I spent a week exploring this area in August 2016, including North Cascades National Park, Okonagan National Forest, and Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

JWatch this episode on Ithaca, NY cable channel 13, or online right here!

2017 Ithaca channel 13 cablecasts of this episode:

12:30 PM & 9:00 PM Thursday, September 14, 2017

8:30 PM, Friday, September 15

10 AM & 1:30 PM Saturday, September 16

10 AM & 4 PM, Sunday, September 17

11:30 AM & 8 PM Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Walk in the Park is a half-hour public access TV series produced in Ithaca, NY by Tony Ingraham, Owl Gorge Productions.

From Forest to Sea

In this episode (#110) of our weekly community access TV series in the Ithaca, NY area, “Walk in the Park,” our journey begins at a glacial boulder in a brook, pouring over waterfalls and past a log-jam to Cayuga Lake, longest of the eleven Finger Lakes in central New York State. Eventually we reach the Great Lakes and finally the ocean.

Our next story takes us to another of America’s 36 “Grand Canyons,” this time the Quechee Gorge on the Ottauquechee River, the “Grand Canyon  of Vermont,” which in its own turn flows to the Connecticut River and finally the Long Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean.
We round out our program with looks at things going on from the Rocky Mountains to the Smokies to the canyons of Utah.
You can watch the whole show right here or on Ithaca community access TV at the times and channels listed below.

Update: Remaining 2017 encore cablecasts on Ithaca, NY channel 13

Sunday, August 6,     10 AM and 8:30 PM

Tuesday, August 8,    9 AM and 8 PM

Wednesday, August 9,    1 PM

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Hook Mountain on the Hudson

Hook Mountain is near the northern end of the Palisades cliffs that extend along the west shore of the Hudson River from New Jersey across from Manhattan well up into Rockland County, NY. Join naturalist Tony Ingraham as he hikes along the Hudson and 700 feet above the river on a late-April day, in Hook Mountain State Park, Nyack Beach State Park, and Rockland Lake State Park, including a section of the Long Path.
Also, we will visit Robert H. Treman and Buttermilk Falls State Parks in Ithaca, NY, Watkins Glen State Park, and Ithaca Falls in Ithaca, NY.

This episode (#102) will be cablecast on Ithaca, NY cable channels 13 and 97.3 on

Thursday, 4/30/15 at 9:00 pm

Saturday, 5/2/15 at 10:00 am

Sunday, 5/3/15 at 10 am

Tuesday, 5/5/15 at 8:00 pm

And, of course, you can watch it anytime right here!

Produced at Time Warner Cable PEGASYS studios by Tony Ingraham, Owl Gorge Productions, Ithaca, NY . Copyright 2015, all rights reserved.

Have you seen our national-award-winning book, A WALK THROUGH WATKINS GLEN: WATER’S SCULPTURE IN STONE?

Icy Gorges and Mountains

This week’s episode (#97) of Walk in the Park begins cablecasting Thursday, at 9 PM on Ithaca, NY’s channels 13 and 97.3. It will repeat on Saturday and Sunday at 10 AM, and finally on Tuesday  at 8 PM.

And you can watch it anytime, anywhere below.

Enormous icicles hang off the cliff in the gorge in Watkins Glen in the 1800s, before the creation of the state park. Image courtesy of Bill Hecht.

Enormous icicles hang off the cliff in the gorge in Watkins Glen in the 1800s, before the creation of the state park. Image courtesy of Bill Hecht.

From the bottoms of the gorges of the Finger Lakes region of New York to the summits of the Adirondack High Peaks, winter has gripped our world. Meanwhile, rattlesnakes battle in Arizona. And visitors have marveled at Enfield Glen in Robert H. Treman State Park near Ithaca, NY since before the Civil War.

Watch other episodes of Walk in the Park,  and our series Finger Lakes Park Minute.

See the schedule for all public access TV shows in the Ithaca, NY area.

 

January in Parks Across America

Snowshoe hare in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Photo from the National Park Service.

Snowshoe hare in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Photo from the National Park Service.

This time (episode 95), we’ll look at early winter in parks across the United States, from New England to Florida to the desert Southwest to Alaska, and of course, right here in Ithaca, NY. Snow-covered peaks, steaming lakes, wildlife, a dog sled,  mountain lions, and much more. The Adirondacks, the White Mountains of New Hampshire, the Catskill Mountains, the Rocky Mountains, Saguaro National Park near Tucson, AZ, the upper Mississippi River, and Denali National Park in Alaska, and many other places.

You can watch it beginning tonight (Thursday, 1/15/15) at 9:00 on Ithaca, NY’s public access cable channels 13 and 97.3. It will repeat on both Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 AM, and the final cablecast is scheduled for next Tuesday, January 20, at 8:00 PM.

OR YOU CAN WATCH IT RIGHT HERE ANYTIME!

See the schedule for all public access TV shows in the Ithaca, NY area.

Catskill Sunrise

Sunrise over the Hudson River Valley as seen from the site of the Catskill Mountain House on the brink of the Catskill escarpment. The Hudson River is visible in the right-center of the picture, more than 2000 feet below. The Catskill Mountain House was a luxury tourist hotel in the 19th century and the area was the epicenter of the birth of the Hudson River School of American landscape painting.

Sunrise over the Hudson River Valley as seen from the site of the Catskill Mountain House on the brink of the Catskill escarpment. The Hudson River is visible in the right-center of the picture, more than 2000 feet below. The Catskill Mountain House was a luxury tourist hotel in the 19th century and the area was the epicenter of the birth of the Hudson River School of American landscape painting.

In this episode, #85, of Walk in the Park, we travel to New York’s Catskill Mountains, to the northeast section of Catskill Park overlooking the Hudson River Valley. We camp at North Lake/South Lake Campground, go for a hike to North Point, and explore the history behind the site of the Catskill Mountain House and the Hudson River School of painting. And we finish with a visit to the nearby Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill, NY, along the Hudson River and within sight of the Catskills.

You can watch the show right here online, and on Ithaca, NY cable channel 13. 2017 cablecast schedule:

9:00 PM, Thursday, September 28, 2017

10:00 AM, Saturday and Sunday

8:00 PM, Tuesday, October 3, 2017

And to watch an illustrated short video of this sunrise check out our Park Minute: Catskill Mountain Sunrise.

Walk in the Park is a public access weekly TV show recorded in PEGASYS Studios in Ithaca, NY. See all of our Walk in the Park episodes.

Walk in the Park is produced by Owl Gorge Productions, publisher of our national award-winning book about Watkins Glen State Park in New York’s Finger Lakes region, A WALK THROUGH WATKINS GLEN: WATER’S SCULPTURE IN STONE.

Big Cliffs!

Rock climbers on El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, California

Climbers at El Capitan in Yosemite National Park viewed from the Valley Floor. The image was taken by “Brocken Inaglory.”

Walk in the Park episode 82. From the cliffs of the gorges of the Finger Lakes of New York, to the Adirondack Mountains, to the most famous cliffs in America in Yosemite National Park in California, join me, Tony Ingraham, in this packed episode of Walk in the Park, recorded in Ithaca, NY, at PEGASYS Studios on July 30, 2014. See rock climbers tackle the most challenging precipices in the nation, while ordinary hikers climb the cables up the back side of Half Dome, rising nearly a mile above Yosemite Valley.

Watch it below online or on Ithaca’s public access cable TV channels 13 or 97.3 according to this schedule: Thursday, 7/31/14 at 9:00 p.m.; Saturday, 8/2/14, at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday, 8/3/14, at 10:30 a.m.; or Tuesday, 8/5/14, at 8:00 p.m.

Or anytime right here!

The Conservation Legacy of John Muir

John Muir, American conservationist

John Muir in 1907

John Muir was one of our earliest, most famous, and most effective advocates for the preservation of wilderness. His efforts in California in the late 1800s helped protect Yosemite Valley and led to the creation of Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks. President Theodore Roosevelt sought his counsel. John Muir was a founder of the Sierra Club, one of America’s oldest and most powerful conservation organizations. And some have called Muir the “Father of the National Park Service.”

John Muir’s biographer, Steven J. Holmes, wrote, “Muir has profoundly shaped the very categories through which Americans understand and envision their relationships with the natural world.”

Our current episode of Walk in the Park (#80, beginning showing tonight, 7/3/14, at 9:00 on Ithaca, NY’s public access cable channels 13 and 97.3) features the National Park Service biography film, “John Muir: A Glorious Legacy.” Showings will repeat this weekend on both days at 10:30 a.m. and will conclude on Tuesday, July 8, at 8:00 p.m.

For those who can’t or don’t wish to watch this on Ithaca cable TV, I have included “John Muir: A Glorious Legacy” embedded below, in two parts.

Part 1

Part 2

By the way, our national award-winning book, A WALK THROUGH WATKINS GLEN: WATER’S SCULPTURE IN STONE, is being reprinted now. Preliminary copies will be delivered to the Watkins Glen State Park gift shop today. Find out more.

Yosemite National Park

If you know Ithaca, NY you know we have amazing waterfalls! Well in our current episode (#79) of Walk in the Park on Ithaca’s public access cable channels 13 and 97.3, we go to the premier place in North America for waterfalls–Yosemite National Park in California’s Sierra Nevada; which celebrates its 150th anniversary as a park on Monday, June 30, 2014! Ithaca cable TV showings will repeat on Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and finally on Tuesday, July 1, at 8:00, on channels 13 and 97.3. Or, you can watch it online anytime right here!

Cougars, Mountain Lions, and Panthers!

Cougars, mountain lions, and panthers? What are the differences, or are they the same species? Join me as we travel from Florida to Arizona, Wyoming, and Texas, and then even to Connecticut and New York following the story of these big, elusive cats, the fourth largest in the world.

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A mountain lion in mountains of the western United States. Photo by Larry Moats, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

 

This week’s new Walk in the Park TV episode (#65) shows on Ithaca, NY’s public access channel 13 (or 97.3). Cablecasts begin this evening (Thursday, 2/19/15) at 9:00 and will continue on Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 each day; and finally next Tuesday, March 24,2015, at 8:00 p.m.

Or watch it online right here!