Dale Wood was born in Corinth N.Y., a small town in Upstate New York, June 2, 1957. He graduated from Hadley Luzerne Central School in 1975. Living in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains he like many of his friends enjoyed hunting the mountains and fishing many of the beautiful Mountain lakes. Later in his young life, he married his high school sweetheart Tammy Denton and started a family. Tanya and Eric were born and raised in the homes that Dale had constructed from the foundation to the last nail in the roof. In 1988, he took employment as a Correction officer working the max prisons such as Sing Sing, Green Haven including eleven years in Great Meadow Correctional. After their son, Eric graduated from high school Dale and Tammy sold their 25 acres of prime Adirondack property, quit their jobs and relocated on the east coast near the Atlantic Ocean again building and residing in another self-constructed new home. Dale owns and operates a plumbing and electrical repair business in Pawleys Island, SC. (Pawleys Plumbing Repairs, LLC).Every year Dale looks forward to returning to his roots in the Adirondacks hunting and spending time with his friends and family. Writing this book is another new adventure for this Author who under the pen name, "Running Bear" has written a few unpublished poems.