“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”
-- Henry David Thoreau
Here’s a few good things related to backpacking from around the web recently:
First something funny – From the Smoky Mountain hiking Blog a three legged bear walking upright like a man.
On a more serious note, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities approved PSE&G’s proposed new power lines from the Delaware Water Gap through the Jersey Highlands. This will add a new 500Kv line and double the height of the existing towers to 175 feet. The National Park Service will hold public hearings next week Feb 16 – 18, 2010 on the impact on the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, The Appalachian National Scenic Trail and the Middle Delaware National Scenic and Recreational River.
Can’t make it to a meeting? Click here to email your comments to the National Park Service. The deadline is March 5, 2010.
http://parkplanning.nps.gov/commentForm.cfm?parkID=220&projectID=25147&documentId=31664 You can keep up with the issue at the NYNJTC web site: http://www.nynjtc.org/issue/pseg-powerline-proposal .
Now some shameless promotion….
Patagonia is having it’s “Winterfest Sale” with 30-50% of Winter Gear. In the interest of full disclosure, I want to let you know BackpackBaseCamp.com is an affiliate of Patagonia and will receive a small (very small) commission if you make a purchase through the advertisements on this site. It would help to off set some of our costs and would be much appreciated.
Enjoy the winter!