Ken Burns tackles the outdoors!
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Thomas Burns
(nerdboy52) - MLife

Locale: "Alas, poor Yogi.I knew him well."
Ken Burns tackles the outdoors! on 09/25/2009 11:19:32 MDT Print View

Ya'll probably know about this already, but don't forget to watch the new Ken Burns documentary "The National Parks, America's Best Idea."

Burns is probably the greatest documentarian of all time. He apparently spent six years compiling images from all the national parks -- from Acadia to the Everglades.

It airs on PBS over six nights, starting Sunday Sept. 27 at 8 p.m.

Stargazer

P.S. I'd dearly love to BP in Acadia sometime

Tad Englund
(bestbuilder) - F - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Thomas and Ken Burns on 09/25/2009 11:58:02 MDT Print View

Thomas, is it just a coincidence that you both have the same last name?

Thanks for the info about the show- it looks like you I’d want to see

Jolly Green Giant
(regultr) - MLife

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Re: Ken Burns tackles the outdoors! - & the Appalachian Trail on 09/25/2009 12:03:04 MDT Print View

Along the same lines, National Geographic has a special on November 10th at 8pm regarding the Appalachian Trail.

Thomas Burns
(nerdboy52) - MLife

Locale: "Alas, poor Yogi.I knew him well."
Re: Thomas and Ken Burns on 09/25/2009 12:10:04 MDT Print View

"Thomas, is it just a coincidence that you both have the same last name?"

My father claims it isn't, but the birth records do not support his not-unusual braggadocio. ;-D

Seriously, no relation.

Stargazer

b s
(smyth) - F
Acadia on 09/25/2009 13:43:36 MDT Print View

Thomas - Thanks for the reminder on the documentary, but don't get your hopes up too high on Acadia. There isn't much "backpacking" available there and no backcountry camping is permitted. You're pretty limited to day hiking and setting up shop in the NPS campgrounds - but still worth a trip.

Edited by smyth on 09/25/2009 13:45:19 MDT.