6 days until I can hike again.

Until then, I sure am thankful for the Discovery Channel / BBC’s “Planet Earth” documentaries. The 11-part series is running through the end of April, and over the weekend my TiVo caught the episodes I missed last week.

It. Is. Incredible.

The series took five years to film, and was shot on state-of-the-art cameras in every conceivable situation … and it shows. It’s hands down one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen on television, and notable for being the very first thing I’ve seen that made me wish I owned an HDTV.

Check your local listings or set yourself a Season Pass. You will not be disappointed. Even if you haven’t joined the digital television ‘revolution’ yet.

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