Don't click or your IP will be banned


Hittin' The Web with the Allman Brothers Band Forum
You are not logged in

< Last Thread   Next Thread ><<  1    2    3  >>Ascending sortDescending sorting  
Author: Subject: The National Parks, America's Best Idea

True Peach





Posts: 11437
(11442 all sites)
Registered: 8/21/2006
Status: Offline

  posted on 9/23/2009 at 07:42 PM
I can't wait for this Ken Burns film to start Sunday. Little else inspires reverence in me like some of the parks I've visited.

Here's a rundown of what is to come, and then the trailer:

http://www.gpb.org/ken-burns-national-parks

http://watch.thirteen.org/video/1132712651

[Edited on 9/24/2009 by Brock]

 
Replies:

A Peach Supreme



Karma:
Posts: 2936
(2990 all sites)
Registered: 1/6/2003
Status: Offline

  posted on 9/23/2009 at 07:57 PM
Nice.
our Govt. down here in New Zealand is floating the idea of going into our National parks and seeing what resources are available to mine from them!!!!

doesn't sit well with me.

ps. our prime minister is on Letterman this week doing the top ten.


[Edited on 9/24/2009 by raven]

 

____________________
"and the sign said long haired freaky people need not apply"




 

True Peach



Karma:
Posts: 11157
(11157 all sites)
Registered: 9/17/2007
Status: Offline

  posted on 9/23/2009 at 08:01 PM
Cool beans Brock. My cable company just recently moved PBS to the next pay tier above the one I currently get.

 

____________________

 

World Class Peach



Karma:
Posts: 5246
(5252 all sites)
Registered: 6/7/2003
Status: Offline

  posted on 9/23/2009 at 08:03 PM
I'm reading The Wilderness Warrior by Brinkley. It is all about Teddy Roosevelt and how he set aside most of our National Parks. We need more Presidents of his mold.

 

____________________
"There's only two kinds of music...The Blues and Zip-A-Dee-Do-Dah"- Townes Van Zandt

 

A Peach Supreme



Karma:
Posts: 4626
(2981 all sites)
Registered: 1/8/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 9/23/2009 at 08:59 PM
National Parks while awesome and a great idea, have turned into something beyond their creators dreams....... Park Rangers are law enforcement officers as much as wildlife folks anymore. Park roads in summer are caravans of tourist cars on the narow roads, and flocks of bug eyed tuna's with cameras marching around. Here in Montana, although Glacier Park is my backyard and the most awesome scenery around, you head as far as you can in opposite directions to really get to nature

 

____________________
*We Speak Analog* all else is a foreign language...

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 18698
(18758 all sites)
Registered: 2/9/2006
Status: Offline

  posted on 9/24/2009 at 05:17 AM


From the top of North Dome, Yosemite

 

____________________


 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 46278
(46279 all sites)
Registered: 7/8/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 9/24/2009 at 08:16 AM
One of the interviews I read with Burns he made the comment to the effect of, "If it wasn't for National Parks, the Grand Canyon would be covered with development." Can't say I disagree.

 

____________________
"Live every week like it's Shark Week." - Tracy Jordan

 

Sublime Peach



Karma:
Posts: 6442
(7610 all sites)
Registered: 4/4/2005
Status: Offline

  posted on 9/24/2009 at 08:17 AM
Thanks I am looking forward to this...

 

____________________





 

Peach Head



Karma:
Posts: 66
(66 all sites)
Registered: 11/1/2006
Status: Offline

  posted on 9/24/2009 at 09:19 AM
Really looking forwar to this also, should be awesome. The beauty of the national parks to me is that it really does offer something for all visitors. For those who enjoy the scenery, but are not really adventurous, there are generally pretty adequate roads and roadside attractions to take part in.

For those that are willing to put in some leg work, there is space to really get out there and away from everything. Yellowstone is a perfect example of this. Roughly 90% of the park's visitors spend most of their time in 10% of the park's total area. This leaves a whole lot of untouched land to get lost in.

 

____________________
"Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds"
Robert Nesta Marley

 

Sublime Peach



Karma:
Posts: 7632
(7632 all sites)
Registered: 10/12/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 9/24/2009 at 10:36 AM
I don't know how many of you are aware of what is currently going on in California, but Governor Schwarzenegger had threatened to close no less than 100 of 279 State Parks due to the budget crisis. As of this week, because of public outcry, that plan is on hold.
They are looking now at other ways to slash the budget. Do I hold the Governator responsible? Hell no. I also wouldn't want to have his job right now. Here's a quote from Arnold: "I never wanted to make cuts in our parks. I actually wanted to pump more money into the parks because people love parks. But you can't go and promise people things you don't have. I don't have more money."

 

____________________
Don't let the sounds of your own wheels
Drive you crazy
Lighten up while you still can
Don't even try to understand
Just find a place to take your stand
And TAKE IT EASY

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 46278
(46279 all sites)
Registered: 7/8/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 9/24/2009 at 10:42 AM
quote:
I don't know how many of you are aware of what is currently going on in California, but Governor Schwarzenegger had threatened to close no less than 100 of 279 State Parks due to the budget crisis. As of this week, because of public outcry, that plan is on hold.
They are looking now at other ways to slash the budget. Do I hold the Governator responsible? Hell no. I also wouldn't want to have his job right now. Here's a quote from Arnold: "I never wanted to make cuts in our parks. I actually wanted to pump more money into the parks because people love parks. But you can't go and promise people things you don't have. I don't have more money."


Then he should legalize...

 

____________________
"Live every week like it's Shark Week." - Tracy Jordan

 

Sublime Peach



Karma:
Posts: 7632
(7632 all sites)
Registered: 10/12/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 9/24/2009 at 10:51 AM
I'm all for that.

 

____________________
Don't let the sounds of your own wheels
Drive you crazy
Lighten up while you still can
Don't even try to understand
Just find a place to take your stand
And TAKE IT EASY

 

Sublime Peach



Karma:
Posts: 7632
(7632 all sites)
Registered: 10/12/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 9/24/2009 at 10:51 AM
I'm all for that.

 

____________________
Don't let the sounds of your own wheels
Drive you crazy
Lighten up while you still can
Don't even try to understand
Just find a place to take your stand
And TAKE IT EASY

 

Peach Extraordinaire



Karma:
Posts: 4772
(4786 all sites)
Registered: 12/5/2001
Status: Offline

  posted on 9/24/2009 at 10:52 AM
quote:
National Parks while awesome and a great idea, have turned into something beyond their creators dreams....... Park Rangers are law enforcement officers as much as wildlife folks anymore. Park roads in summer are caravans of tourist cars on the narow roads, and flocks of bug eyed tuna's with cameras marching around. Here in Montana, although Glacier Park is my backyard and the most awesome scenery around, you head as far as you can in opposite directions to really get to nature


That means it is serving it's purpose and being used as intended. What good are National Parks if people don't visit and enjoy them?

 

____________________
"Capitalism is the extraordinary belief that the nastiest of men for the nastiest of motives will somehow work for the benefit of all". John Maynard Keynes

 

Universal Peach



Karma:
Posts: 6146
(6145 all sites)
Registered: 8/11/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 9/24/2009 at 11:34 AM
quote:
I'm reading The Wilderness Warrior by Brinkley. It is all about Teddy Roosevelt and how he set aside most of our National Parks. We need more Presidents of his mold.


"Alex, I'll take National Parks for a thousand." What famous State Park inspired Theodore Roosevelt to expand the National park system when he was made president upon the assassination of President McKinley?"

Hint...He was actually vacationing in said Park when an assassins bullet mortally wounded McKinley in Buffalo, NY.......


Answer: The Adirondack Park in upstate, NY....The largest park in the lower 48.....

 

Universal Peach



Karma:
Posts: 6146
(6145 all sites)
Registered: 8/11/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 9/24/2009 at 11:37 AM
quote:
quote:
I don't know how many of you are aware of what is currently going on in California, but Governor Schwarzenegger had threatened to close no less than 100 of 279 State Parks due to the budget crisis. As of this week, because of public outcry, that plan is on hold.
They are looking now at other ways to slash the budget. Do I hold the Governator responsible? Hell no. I also wouldn't want to have his job right now. Here's a quote from Arnold: "I never wanted to make cuts in our parks. I actually wanted to pump more money into the parks because people love parks. But you can't go and promise people things you don't have. I don't have more money."


Then he should legalize...


Ironically, that's what the parks are mostly used for these days anyway. The cultivation of illegal marijuana by various Mexican and Russian gangs.....Legalize it!

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 18593
(18594 all sites)
Registered: 11/20/2006
Status: Offline

  posted on 9/24/2009 at 12:10 PM
quote:
I can't wait for this Ken Burns film to start Sunday. Little else inspires reverence in me like some of the parks I've visited.

Here's a rundown of what is to come, and then the trailer:

http://www.gpb.org/ken-burns-national-parks

http://watch.thirteen.org/video/1132712651

Thanks so much for posting this, Brock! I'm with you - have been really looking forward to seeing this since reading some information about it a couple of weeks ago. Ken Burns always does a good job of honoring whatever subject matter he documents, IMO. Good to have a schedule! And I'm there with you on the majesty of our National Parks ... thankful that there were men and women with the foresight to save some of our natural places from development.

Great Yosemite pic, BigV ... love that place. Here's a pic from another one of my faves (Zion)...

http://home.nps.gov/imr/pgallerycontent/p/l/20060806143837.JPG

 

____________________
"Come on down to the Mermaid Cafe and I will buy you a bottle of wine, and we'll laugh and toast to nothing and smash our empty glasses down..."

 

True Peach



Karma:
Posts: 10187
(10387 all sites)
Registered: 8/9/2003
Status: Offline

  posted on 9/24/2009 at 01:30 PM
Thanks Brock. Very good stuff.


I don't know how many of you have ever been out in the wilderness far enough where there are no signs of civilization. Its an awesome feeling and it can be a scary feeling. Knowing you are helpless if you get hurt or lost. Knowing you won't make it home alive if something like that were to happen to you. It really makes you appreciate the material things we have in our lives. Simple things like running water, toilets, sinks, showers, stoves, heat, electricity and roofs over our heads, all the stuff we take for granted everyday. There is none of this in the wilderness.
I love the smell of a campfire, the drips of a water dripping from trees after a rain, the roar of river rapids, the screech of a hawk. All the natural beauty that surrounds you. Its a awesome sight and a great feeling you can experience in a National Park. Its the next best thing in life after love.


 

Universal Peach



Karma:
Posts: 6356
(6668 all sites)
Registered: 11/28/2001
Status: Offline

  posted on 9/24/2009 at 01:51 PM
Really looking forward to seeing this series. Last night my PBS showed the "paving the way" episode that documents the paving of the national park-to-park highway. Very cool to see those antique cars and the attire of the adventurers in the 20's! I stumbled upon it while surfing just as they were talking about the Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes. Needless to say, the remote was put down immediately!

 

____________________
"Fly High Above The Water"

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 8988
(24937 all sites)
Registered: 10/30/2010
Status: Offline

  posted on 9/24/2009 at 02:05 PM
quote:
Thanks Brock. Very good stuff.


I don't know how many of you have ever been out in the wilderness far enough where there are no signs of civilization. Its an awesome feeling and it can be a scary feeling. Knowing you are helpless if you get hurt or lost. Knowing you won't make it home alive if something like that were to happen to you. It really makes you appreciate the material things we have in our lives. Simple things like running water, toilets, sinks, showers, stoves, heat, electricity and roofs over our heads, all the stuff we take for granted everyday. There is none of this in the wilderness.
I love the smell of a campfire, the drips of a water dripping from trees after a rain, the roar of river rapids, the screech of a hawk. All the natural beauty that surrounds you. Its a awesome sight and a great feeling you can experience in a National Park. Its the next best thing in life after love.




The twang of a banjo through the hollers?

 

____________________



 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 8988
(24937 all sites)
Registered: 10/30/2010
Status: Offline

  posted on 9/24/2009 at 02:08 PM
Seriously, these are good shows. I have seen the one about the park - to - park roadway. There was one about Death Valley and the Olympic Peninsula parks that I have seen (night before last, I think). It really made me want to see the Olympic Peninsula and the temperate rainforest. Great stuff.

 

____________________



 

Banned


Karma:
Posts: 160
(160 all sites)
Registered: 7/28/2009
Status: Offline

  posted on 9/24/2009 at 02:47 PM
quote:
I can't wait for this Ken Burns film to start Sunday....






You aren't serious ? Guess I could skip the Ambien that night and watch.

 

True Peach



Karma:
Posts: 11437
(11442 all sites)
Registered: 8/21/2006
Status: Offline

  posted on 9/24/2009 at 03:07 PM
quote:
quote:
Thanks Brock. Very good stuff.


I don't know how many of you have ever been out in the wilderness far enough where there are no signs of civilization. Its an awesome feeling and it can be a scary feeling. Knowing you are helpless if you get hurt or lost. Knowing you won't make it home alive if something like that were to happen to you. It really makes you appreciate the material things we have in our lives. Simple things like running water, toilets, sinks, showers, stoves, heat, electricity and roofs over our heads, all the stuff we take for granted everyday. There is none of this in the wilderness.
I love the smell of a campfire, the drips of a water dripping from trees after a rain, the roar of river rapids, the screech of a hawk. All the natural beauty that surrounds you. Its a awesome sight and a great feeling you can experience in a National Park. Its the next best thing in life after love.




The twang of a banjo through the hollers?


Just when I thought John's mental picture could not be improved upon!

Seriously John, you get it! I've done the backcountry in Yosemite twice, Yellowstone, Olympic and Glacier. For a week+ each time. Nothing like it.

Glacier backcountry 2003. If it looks smokey, it's because of wildfires then. That cloud in the upper left is smoke. We stayed barely out of range of the fires.





[Edited on 9/25/2009 by Brock]

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 8988
(24937 all sites)
Registered: 10/30/2010
Status: Offline

  posted on 9/24/2009 at 03:28 PM
I have been on unguided canoe trips (sans banjos) in Quetico Provincial Park in Canada. It is truly a wilderness adventure. You have absolutely no knowledge of what has occurred in the rest of the world for that week. No phones, TV, radios, papers. No one would look for you until you didn't show up at the pick up point.

 

____________________



 

World Class Peach



Karma:
Posts: 5246
(5252 all sites)
Registered: 6/7/2003
Status: Offline

  posted on 9/24/2009 at 03:41 PM
quote:
quote:
I'm reading The Wilderness Warrior by Brinkley. It is all about Teddy Roosevelt and how he set aside most of our National Parks. We need more Presidents of his mold.


"Alex, I'll take National Parks for a thousand." What famous State Park inspired Theodore Roosevelt to expand the National park system when he was made president upon the assassination of President McKinley?"

Hint...He was actually vacationing in said Park when an assassins bullet mortally wounded McKinley in Buffalo, NY.......


Answer: The Adirondack Park in upstate, NY....The largest park in the lower 48.....


" As he ate his sandwiches ( by a lake called Tear-Of-The-Clouds ) he saw below him in the trees a ranger approaching, running, clutching the yellow slip of a telegram. Instictively, he knew what message the man was bringing."

The Rise Of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmond Morris. It won the Pulitzer. I had read the 2nd volume of the Morris trilogy, Theodore Rex , first. I hope Morris gets off his *** and finishes the 3rd and final volume soon...I'm getting older by the minute waiting on him! I met Edmund Morris at a leacture years ago, he signed my book.

I wrote on this, the final page of the book, under those final words:

Fin-
Nov. 21, 2002
1:30 am
raining
52 degrees
Great Read!!


[Edited on 9/24/2009 by TanDan]

 

____________________
"There's only two kinds of music...The Blues and Zip-A-Dee-Do-Dah"- Townes Van Zandt

 
<<  1    2    3  >>  


Powered by XForum 1.81.1 by Trollix Software


Privacy | Terms of Service
The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND name, The ALLMAN BROTHERS name, likenesses, logos, mushroom design and peach truck are all registered trademarks of THE ABB MERCHANDISING CO., INC. whose rights are specifically reserved. Any artwork, visual, or audio representations used on this web site CONTAINING ANY REGISTERED TRADEMARKS are under license from The ABB MERCHANDISING CO., INC. A REVOCABLE, GRATIS LICENSE IS GRANTED TO ALL REGISTERED PEACH CORP MEMBERS FOR The DOWNLOADING OF ONE COPY FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. ANY DISTRIBUTION OR REPRODUCTION OF THE TRADEMARKS CONTAINED HEREIN ARE PROHIBITED AND ARE SPECIFICALLY RESERVED BY THE ABB MERCHANDISING CO.,INC.
site by Hittin' the Web Group with www.experiencewasabi3d.com