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J.K. Rowling Names Mount Greylock as Site of North American Hogwarts

J.K. Rowling has written a short story identify the North American Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as being on Mount Greylock. “It stands at the highest peak of Mount Greylock, where it is concealed from non-magic gaze by a … Continue reading

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Feral Sheep to Removed from Mauna Kea

Hawaii has announced a plan to shoot or trap feral sheep on Mauna Kea to protect the habitat of the Palila bird on Mauna Kea. The dates are July 5 and 6, and Sept. 20 and 21 and will affect … Continue reading

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Father and Daughter Greg and Vanessa Blasic Climb 7 Summits

Father and Daughter Greg and Vanessa Blasic have completed their quest to climb the 7 summits. They did so over a 12-year period.

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Musical Homage to Mount Rainier To Premiere May 17, 2017

A musical homage to Mount Rainier by Daniel Ott is scheduled to debt May 17, 2017, in the Tacoma Symphony’s “Mountain and Sea” concert. A NEA endowment for $10,000 is helping to fund it.

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Jon Kedrowski Attempt to Climb and Ski Down all Colorado Fourteeners Stirs Controversy

An attempt by Jon Kedrowski to climb and ski down all Colorado 14ers in one year has stirred controversy. Some are saying his photos don’t confirm it. Others have criticized that he is not doing it in one season as … Continue reading

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Joseph Gray Wins Mount Washington Road Race in 58:15

Joseph Gray won the Mount Washington Road Race on June 18, 2016 running the base to summit 7.3 mile race in 58:15. Kim Dobson was the fastest woman in 1:09.

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Brent Okita Summits Rainier for 500th Time

Brent Okita, a guide with Rainier Mountaineer since 1986, has become the second person to summit Rainier 500 times. George Dunn of International Mountain Guides holds the record of 515.

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Baxter Begins Requiring Katahdin Permits For AT Thru Hikers

Baxter State Park has started requiring that Appalachian Trail thru-hikers have permits to summit the peak. The permits are currently unlimited but the process is aimed at curbing excessive celebrations and large organized groups on the summit.

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Denali National Park Restoring Office/Cabin of First Superintendent Henry P. “Harry” Karstens

Denali National Park is in the process of restoring the cabin/office of its first superintendent Henry P. “Harry” Karstens. Karstens built the cabin by hand in 1926. The park was established in 1917.

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Mount Magazine Looking for Old Photos

Don Simons, Interpreter for Mount Magazine State Park, is looking for old photos of Mount Magazine for a new book.

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