Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Kennebec River


The Kennebec River in Maine is the larges and most formidable unbridged river along the Appalachian Trail.  The river is approximately 210 feet wide and the water levels are controlled by a hydro facility upstream.   Water levels and currents rise faster than a hiker can ford the river which resulted in a thru hiker drowning in 1985.   As a result, a canoe ferry system was created and operates from late May to early October.   

"The mark of a successful man is one that has spent an entire day on the bank of a river without feeling guilty about it." - Chinese Philosopher

Humor for the day - Who Reads Newspapers?


The Wall Street Journal is read by the people who run the country.

–The New York Times is read by people who think they run the country.

–The Washington Post is read by people who think they ought to run the country.

–USA Today is read by people who think they ought to run the country but don’t understand The Washington Post.

–The Los Angeles Times is read by people who wouldn’t mind running the country, if they could spare the time.

–The Boston Globe is read by people whose parents used to run the country.

–The New York Daily News is read by people who aren’t too sure who’s running the country.

–The New York Post is read by people who don’t care who’s running the country, as long as they do something scandalous.

–The San Francisco Chronicle is read by people who aren’t sure there is a country, or that a country is a good idea in the first place.

–The Miami Herald is read by people who are running another country.

–The Chicago Tribune is read by people who live in the Midwest, which readers of the other newspapers don’t think is part of the country.

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