Friday, April 13, 2007

A word on mountain lion safety

I'm still hard at work on TrailPhone.net. The project's phase one completion is now my number one priority, code red, alpha status. I want to get it online while it still early in the A.T. thru-hiking season, and with all the necessary features in place. Hopefully it won't be more than another week or two.

In the meantime, a word on mountain lions. First of all, mountain lions don't really exist on the Appalachian Trail. However, some new research aims to find out if the cats are making a comeback :
The cougar has not been confirmed in Virginia since 1882, but there are increasing signs they have returned to the state. Motion-sensitive infrared cameras have been deployed near Appalachian Trail to try to determine whether cougars are back.
So hikers, as you ramble through Virginia smile for the motion sensitive night vision cameras ;)



Picture by Ekai (click it to see funny photo notes about the stick figures)

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