OJ 201 Seg 1

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
201
Zone: 
Segments
Header: 
Whitewater Kayaking
Body: 

Whitewater kayaking can be an exhilarating, fast-paced and fun run down the river. It's also a potentially dangerous sport that requires proper training and the right equipment. One of the biggest whitewater events in Vermont happens on the last weekends of both April and September when the Ball Mountain Dam in Jamaica holds a controlled water release, turning the West River into a class III run. Thousands of whitewater enthusiasts come from all over New England to run the rapids. Host Marianne Eaton takes an introductory whitewater kayak lesson and runs her first class II whitewater.

Cove Link (DEPRECATED): 
http://video.vpt.org/video/1912204584?starttime=71000&end=562
Image: 
Order: 
1

OJ 203 Seg 3

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
203
Zone: 
Segments
Header: 
Ballooning
Body: 

From the thrill of liftoff to the traditional champagne toast upon landing, hot air ballooning has lost none of its magic for both first timers and seasoned pilots. Vermont is host to the Stoweflake Hot Air Balloon Festival in July. Here over 20 pilots from around the country come together for a weekend of sunrise and sunset launches, filling the skies over Stowe with a dazzling array of colors. Host Marianne Eaton steps into the gondola of aeronaut Chuck Baraw at the festival to rise above it all.

Cove Link (DEPRECATED): 
http://video.vpt.org/video/1912204618?starttime=992000&end=1586
Image: 
Order: 
3

OJ 204 Seg 1

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
204
Zone: 
Segments
Header: 
Sculling
Body: 

Sculling is a rowing sport that's not only a great workout, it's one of the fastest trips you can make on the water under your own power. Vermont is home to the Craftsbury Sculling Center in Craftsbury Common. It is a world-class sculling school attracting Olympians and people who just like to row. Host Marianne Eaton joins a class at Craftsbury to learn the ins and outs of sculling and what the attraction is to this sport of "leverage."

Cove Link (DEPRECATED): 
http://video.vpt.org/video/1912131845?starttime=68000&end=682
Image: 
Order: 
1

OJ 205 Seg 4

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
205
Zone: 
Segments
Header: 
Falconry
Body: 

Falconry has been called the "sport of kings" for centuries and still attracts a worldwide audience. While not as traditionally popular here as in Europe, falconry does have a devoted following in the United States. At the British School of Falconry at the Equinox, a resort in Manchester Village, Vt., visitors can take an introductory falconry lesson that puts them face-to-face with a Harris Hawk. Host Marianne Eaton visits the school for a lesson and accompanies falconers on a hunt for game birds in Tinmouth.

Cove Link (DEPRECATED): 
http://video.vpt.org/video/1912125593?starttime=1130000&end=1665
Image: 
Order: 
4

OJ 206 Seg 3

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
206
Zone: 
Segments
Header: 
Eastern Adaptive Sportsman's Association
Body: 

Outdoor recreation can be difficult for people with disabilities. Specialized recreational equipment for the physically challenged is often expensive, making getting outside a near impossibility for some. The Eastern Adaptive Sportsman's Association organizes outdoor sporting trips for people who normally wouldn't be able to participate due to a psychical disability. We spend a day with members of the association as they take a group fishing on Lake Champlain.

Cove Link (DEPRECATED): 
http://video.vpt.org/video/1912131812?starttime=886000&end=1120
Image: 
Order: 
3
Extra Info: 
  • Eric Huestis
    Eastern Adaptive Sportsman's Association
    P.O. Box 124
    Ferrisburgh, VT 05456
    802-877-9977

OJ 207 Seg 2

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
207
Zone: 
Segments
Header: 
Valley Quest
Body: 

A 'Quest' is a 150-year-old English tradition that has been transplanted to Vermont by an organization called Vital Communities. Participants follow clues that are found in a book titled Valley Quest, which takes them on 89 different treasure hunts across Vermont and New Hampshire. Each quest in the book contains riddle-like clues and maps for the hunt. The quests are designed to teach adults and children about the natural and cultural history of the communities they live in. At the end of each quest the participants find a treasure chest containing a journal for the questors to sign and leave messages in, a stamp with which to stamp their quest books, and more information about the community.

Cove Link (DEPRECATED): 
http://video.vpt.org/video/1912125563?starttime=551000&end=839
Image: 
Order: 
2
Extra Info: 

OJ 207 Seg 1

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
207
Zone: 
Segments
Header: 
Skeet Shooting
Body: 

Hand-eye coordination is the name of the game when it comes to skeet shooting. It's a sport of angles where women can compete on an equal plain with men. In skeet shooting, participants attempt to hit clay pigeons that are fired from two different locations on the course. Using shotguns, they make their way through eight different stations placed in a semicircle in front of the target launchers. The shooting stations create a variety of different trajectories and it can be challenging for even seasoned shooters to hit the moving targets. Host Marianne Eaton visits the Sportsman's Club of Franklin County to learn the highs and lows of skeet shooting.

Cove Link (DEPRECATED): 
http://video.vpt.org/video/1912125563?starttime=89000&end=547
Image: 
Order: 
1

OJ 208 Seg 1

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
208
Zone: 
Segments
Header: 
Horseback Riding
Body: 

Horseback riding is a sport of communication. The second a person mounts a horse, the animal instantly knows whether the rider is experienced by their subtle movements. This relationship is at the center of this sport. The bonding that goes on between human and animal is what makes riding pleasurable for both rider and horse. And there's no place like Vermont to enjoy a day on the trail. South Woodstock, Vermont sits in the heart of one of the finest horse trail systems for both competitive and pleasure riding in the country. The trails, which are maintained by the Green Mountain Horse Association, wind through fourteen communities in Windsor County creating the perfect environment to enjoy Vermont's outdoors by horseback. Host Marianne Eaton visits Kedron Valley Stables in South Woodstock for a horseback riding lesson and then joins members of the GMHA for their annual fall foliage ride.

Cove Link (DEPRECATED): 
http://video.vpt.org/video/1912089850?starttime=78000&end=614
Image: 
Order: 
1

OJ 301 Seg 1

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
301
Zone: 
Segments
Header: 
Soaring
Body: 

A flight in a glider is unlike any other airplane experience. No engine. No noise. Just the sound of the wind and your own thoughts. Gliders fly on rising pockets of warm air called "thermals." These are the same thermals hawks use to soar to great heights. Gliders can climb thousands of feet and, under the right conditions, travel great distances. Vermont provides a number of ideal locations for soaring. One of them is Vermont's Mad River Valley, home to the Sugarbush Soaring Association. Located at the Warren Sugarbush Airport, the Association is made up of about 150 members who come from all over New England to fly glider planes. The Association gives glider rides to those interested in possibly learning the sport. It also sponsors a summer youth camp for two weeks, giving kids between the ages of 13 and 17 a chance to learn to soar. The learning curve for young people is fairly steep. Adults can expect to spend up to forty or more hours to learn to soar, depending on their abilities. But the first step is taking a glider ride. Host Marianne Eaton visits the Warren Sugarbush Airport and joins Ron Webster, president of the Sugarbush Soaring Association, for a glider ride high above Vermont's Mad River Valley.

Cove Link (DEPRECATED): 
http://video.vpt.org/video/1908985796?starttime=73000&end=587
Image: 
Order: 
1

OJ 302 Seg 3

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
302
Zone: 
Segments
Header: 
Doe Camp
Body: 

Trying any outdoor sport can be intimidating. But for women it can be even tougher because of a lack of instruction in traditional outdoor sports. But there are a growing number of resources available for women who want to learn how to tie a fly, shoot a bow or just survive in the wild. One of these resources is Doe Camp — an annual summer weekend of outdoor sports instruction put on by Vermont Outdoor Woman. Here women can learn about sports that are usually perceived to be male-oriented, such as hunting, fishing and shooting, in a relaxed, non-threatening environment. Host Marianne Eaton attends Doe Camp 2003 to learn a little about shooting, survival, fly-fishing and other outdoor sports.

Cove Link (DEPRECATED): 
http://video.vpt.org/video/1908985773?starttime=994000&end=1553
Image: 
Order: 
3

Vermont Public Television is holding free screenings in February, March and April in commemoration of Black History Month.

In connection with The Story of the Jews, WNET Education is launching an essay contest for high school aged students to examine how stories shape our identities.

Meet some extraordinary women in Vermont.

A new PBS site for America's booming 50+ population as they plan for a new life stage.

Lifelong Learning


PBS Kids
Tons of videos and games for children from PBS!

Educator Resources
Lesson plans, online courses, and videos for teachers and parents


VPT Weekly

Our weekly email newsletter highlighting upcoming shows and important station news.
Sign Up Today

Vermont Public Television

204 Ethan Allen Avenue
Colchester, VT 05446
(802) 655-4800
© 2014 Vermont Public Television
All Rights Reserved

Facebook Twitter YouTube LinkedIn Pinterest