There are a boatload of amazing QTVR panoramas from around the world on this site. Some of them will really blow your mind. Some especially impressive ones are the one near the summit of the Matterhorn, the one at Monte Perdido and Holy Cow… the top of the world-Mt. Everest. The Quick Time 5 or higher plugin is needed.
Very cool site here with Historic USGS Maps of the Northeast. On this map (from part of the White Mountains of New Hampshire) you can see back in 1929 the famous Kancamagus Highway did not go past Lincoln, there were no Interstate Highways and thus no I-93 and Cannon Mountain was called Profile Mountain.
After my recent trip to Baxter State Park in Northern Maine, I found this fatalities history there to be very interesting. Quite a variety of ways to go, with some of the more interesting ones being the shootings and the lightning strike on Pamola Peak. I would’ve thought at least a few more deaths would be related to the scintillating Knife Edge Trail.
Ok, don’t mistake the title of this post for one of my hiking trip reports. I’ve heard of long walks, but this one takes the cake. The person on this site, Karl Bushby, a 33 year old ex-paratrooper is trying to become the first person to complete a 36,000 mile, unbroken, round the world walk. Hey I’m 33, I can do it too! Actually I’d just settle for being able to do the Appalalchian Trail. Bushby started in 1998 from near the southern tip of the South American Continent, in the Chilean town of Punta Arenas. He’s done 10,000 miles to this point and is supposed to finish in England in 2009. Hard to imagine giving up 10 years of your life but what an experience it would be.
I put up a trip report from my recent hike of Mt. Katahdin and the Knife Edge in Northern Maine. Mt. Katahdin is the end of the Appalachian Trail which runs over 2100 miles from Springer Mountain in Georgia.
I’m back from a 4 day trip to Mt. Katahdin in Maine and I’ll be posting some trip reports soon. For now I wanted to post this picture, because after years of being to slow on the draw with the camera, I finally bagged my moose picture. This one was easy as he was just hanging out for a while in Stump Pond in Baxter State Park .