Doug Wallace is eighty-four years old going on fifty-five. He’s up by 5:30 am and if his wife, Peggy Hunter, isn’t up by six, he’s going to wake her because it’s time to get in the canoe. They canoe every day (weather permitting) from ice out in May to closing up the cabin in late September on Lake Vermilion. You’re Gonna Canoe How Many Miles of Shoreline? Lake Vermilion in northern Minnesota is big. In fact, it’s the 5th biggest […]
The Wonder Outside Podcast is now available on all podcast platforms. Being Intrigued Outdoors with Annabeth Gish, Ep 1, Wonder Outside Debut In the Earth Day launch of the Wonder Outside Podcast, naturalist and outdoor educator, Ted Mattison, also known as Ranger Ted, talks with Annabeth Gish about how to find simple, practical and available adventures in the great outdoors. Covering a wide range of topics from New Mexico to Iowa; from hikes with kids to finding solace in the […]
New York Times best-selling and award winning author, master carpenter and longtime fan of the great outdoors joins Ranger Ted for Episode 2 of the Wonder Outside Podcast. They sit down in the sunny, pre-Covid, Silverlake meadow in Los Angeles for a ranging conversation from Elk baths, Rocky Mountain inspirations and meandering Iowa rivers. Tim is a master storyteller and that’s on full display in this episode. Tim discusses how the environment of the Rocky Mountains helped him find the […]
I’m Ranger Ted. Consider me your Wonder Guide. But here’s a secret. You are a wonder guide too.
Part of the fun is the utterly blank looks on faces of my clients. “What did he say? Is he still talking to us?”