The summer before my senior year in High School, I worked on a crew up in Minnesota that did this.
Man…..that was a while ago.
What a great experience.
This video is about bringing lines through a very remote and pristine part of Alaska.
I don’t know what I think about it.
I like power.
People need power.
You get power through these big lines.
It seems like a shame that it has to go through these wilderness areas, though.
I’m not on the end that needs power, though, so it’s easy for me to adopt the “treehugger philisophy” and say something like that.
This is some heavy engineering to do something like this, for sure.
Somewhere, too, somebody is writing an environmentalist rant on a computer that is being powered by a line going through the wilderness.
Living in a house of logged wood….using the power that men like this brought to them…and complaining about how these guys are ruining “nature”.
Pretty ironic, huh?