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100 Wonders: Where The Bridges Are Grown

Building things in the world's wettest place is difficult:Wood rots, metal rusts, and stone crumbles with all of that moisture. However, finding a way to cross the fast flowing mountain rivers was important. The Khasi tribe of Cherrapuni, India, however, found a rather brilliant solution. Show More Summary

The Kennebec River Ferry on the Appalachian Trail

Northbound hikers on the Appalachian Trail reach the Kennebec River at mile 2037.6 (as of 2015.) This is the widest unbridged water crossing on the trail, 70 yards wide, with a swift and powerful current. As a result of upstream damn releases, the depth and current of the river can surge quickly and unpredictably. One hiker […]            

Via Drone, Group Delivers Abortion Pills to Poland

last weekNews : Newsweek: US

The world’s first “abortion drone” left Frankfurt, Germany, crossed the Oder river and landed in the small town of Slubice, Poland on Saturday morning. Its mission: to circumvent Poland’s highly restrictive pregnancy termination laws,...Show More Summary

Caratunk to Stratton – The Bigelow Range

Things are moving along. This stretch is about 37 miles and has the first of the “big” Maine mountains (I mean besides Katahdin, of course). Crossing the Kennebec was interesting. The current in that river is very strong. The ferryman takes two hikers at a time. In spite of his vigorous paddling, the canoe moves......

LAFF 2015: 'Out of My Hand,' 'Don't Cross That River' win top prizes

2 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

A drama about a Liberian plantation worker beginning a new life in New York City and a documentary about a Korean couple who have been married for 76 years claimed the top prizes at the Los Angeles Film Festival on Wednesday.

3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets

Jordan Davis was born Feb 16, 1995. Contrary to his belief, he was not named after the basketball legend Michael Jordan. His mom Lucia McBath insists she named him after the crossing over of the Jordan River, symbolizing a new beginning. Show More Summary

East River Ferry Gangway Collapse Blamed On Bad Weld Job

Ever since Greenpoint's East River Ferry gangway at India Street collapsed into frigid winter waters last February?just moments after morning commuters crossed it?local lawmakers have grumbled about the lack of explanation from RedSky Capital, the dock's private owner. [ more › ]

The Trash

I’ve been thinking a good bit more about trash this summer and had the chance to check out two interesting assemblages of modern trash in the Argolid in our first week of field work. The first was at a crossing of the Inachos River in our 2014 survey area. The scatter of modern trash extends… Read More ?

Hero Dog Lunges in Front Of Bus to Protect His Blind Owner

Brace yourselves for the river of cryface you are about to endure. A legally-blind woman from Putnam County, New York named Audrey Stone was crossing the street with her service dog, Figo, when a mini school bus began coming towards them. Show More Summary

James River Refreshment

The day after Daleville I walked 18 miles and crossed the Blue Ridge Parkway for the first time. I met a couple on a 2,000 mile motorcycle ride who had never met a “hiker” before. A little later some young locals gave me their leftover crackers and jelly and they told me about jumping off......

New York City, June 8, 2015

????? A dark blur of rain swept across the river to the north. It went on and away, and the sun sent the shadows of duct vents nearly straight down the face of the new building’s superstructure. The cross street was humid and still, but the air was blowing along Broadway. The light showed the […]

Bridges & Tunnels: Glendale-Hyperion Bridge Makeover Will Not Be Very Pedestrian Friendly

Photo by Clinton Steeds / Creative Commons The makeover of the Glendale-Hyperion Bridge, which crosses the LA River between Silver Lake and Atwater Village, has been riling up locals for well over a year now—the point of contention has...

Crossy Road Free Download – Save Some Hints to Cross the Road through Traffic

A game where you keep crossing roads and dodging obstacles to avoid losing your life, Crossy Road is fun to play! In this game, you have to move across the streets, rivers, tracks of trains and keep walking as far as possible without dying. Show More Summary

High Water on the Great Plains

Returning to Colorado yesterday, I crossed the Missouri River west of Columbia. Racing along, the river waters were lapping at trees on the banks while other trees and logs, swept from the floodplain farther upstream, tumbled in theShow More Summary

Would A Geo Tracker Survive The Oregon Trail?

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Can a Geo Tracker cross a river, or will this end up like a scene from every time you forded a river in Oregon Trail? Read more...

I Fled North Korea to Buy Mom’s Freedom

3 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

At just 15 years of age, Joseph Kim crossed a frozen river he thought might electrocute him to escape North Korea so he could buy his mother’s way out of prison.

Historic bridge connecting Manhattan to the Bronx will reopen

The historic High Bridge, which runs above the Harlem River crossing from 173rd Street in Manhattan to 170th Street in the Bronx, will reopen to the public Tuesday after about 40 years, according to... To view the full story, click the title link.

Tippets: Biking the Deschutes River Trail, Backcountry Tips, Bull Trout Border Crossings

last monthHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Fly angler and cyclist Russ Roca pedals the Deschutes River Trail, chronicling the journey and search for the legendary salmon fly hatch, in a recent essay on The Path Less Pedaled. From packing gear to prepping meals, angler Madeline Brenneman … more ?

Mara River Crossing in Mara River, Kenya

One of Earth’s most spectacular wildlife events takes place each year in the heart of eastern Africa, culminating at a river crossing where nature coldly decides who lives to see another season. Dubbed “The Great Migration,” 1.5 million...Show More Summary

How the Appalachian Trail Works: River Crossings

Pochuck Swamp, New Jersey; Great Swamp, NY; Clarendon Gorge, VT; James River, VA. Maine. One of these things is not like the other. If you’ve hiked on the AT before, you may notice that it rains from time to time. The Smokies have some of the highest annual rainfall in the east. All that water......

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