That's the idea, at least. I'm walking westward from New York City for nine months or so.
If everything goes according to plan, I'll be in Oregon when the clock runs out.
If nothing goes according to plan, maybe I'll end up in Peru or Mongolia or Pennsylvania.
You can read all about the details of my trip
if you're so inclined.
So glad to see new posts. Good luck and best wishes tomorrow Matt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Very cool about the replanting. I love to guerrilla plant trees.
I’m glad they didn’t do like Joni sang about and “put up a parking lot” here.
What a happy ending to a terrible tragedy! What “we” did to all those ancient trees!
I’ve gotten the cowboy movie clip a dozen times tonight, anyone else?
Ditto 3X on the Midnight Cowboy he!he!
“The new Tillamook State Forest is a place of hope” .. http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/TSF/tillamook_story.shtml
and walkers too! (to add Matt to one of the lines in this link about the description of people returning to the forest).
I was curious, so I googled “working forest.” http://aworkingforest.com/
Thanks katzien! For the link!
Oh my goodness, I just had a scary thought. What if, when the journey is over, they turn off website comments??? We better trade emails and such now while we still can.
Taking lemons and making lemonade. Turning a negative into a positive. Rebirthing the forest. Nice.
Agreed Dorinda… rebirthing… very nice…
I have not enlarged these pictures to read it, but living in Portland from 1962 – 1996, we all experienced the Tillamook Burn. What is now a beautiful forest, was in the 1970’s absolutely ugly due to another fire, probably the worst. So very sad to us Oregonians. We love trees. We love forests. We love rivers and streams. We love nature. Oregon has a big lumber business and it is fraught with danger. Logging was usually the cause of the fires. Overall, 355,000 acres burned. So, I never go through this part of the Coast Range without admiring it’s beauty. And saying a prayer of thanks…..that is survives thanks to replanting.
Works? In what way?
A working forest is one that is both harvested and maintained at the same time. We still need wood for paper/fibrous products, so the forest is not over-logged. And, it is maitained with new plantings so that the forest continues to offer habitat, reduce air pollution, and provide beauty and recreation. There’s state/national parks that are striclty preserved from logging and industry, and there are tree farms strictly run for logging/harvesting. This working forest is a combination of the two. A beautiful concept.