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Second Annual Black Mountain Madness Bicycle Ride on October 4, 2014

The second annual Black Mountain Madness Bicycle Ride will be October 4, 2014. The route is 70.8 miles. (article)

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Proposal to Rename Harney Peak to Black Elk Peak

Basil Brave Heart, who describes himself a Lakota elder, has proposed Harney Peak be renamed Black Elk Peak. Brave Heart considers the Harney name offensive because namesake William S. Harney was involved in a the 1855 Battle of Ash Hollow … Continue reading

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Fatality at Mirror Lake West of Outpost Camp on Mount Whitney

After a five day search, authorities on June 20, 2014 have discovered a body at Mirror Lake west of Outpost Camp on Mount Whitney which hiker John Likely who was last seen at the 99 switchbacks.

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Writer Karen Sykes Believed Killed on Rainier

70-year-old Karen Sykes was reported to have died on Rainier on the Owyhigh Lakes Trail.

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3 Helicopter Rescues in June on Katahdin

There have been two helicopter rescues on Katahdin in two weeks. On June 23, 2014, a 60 year old man was airlifted by the Maine National Guard after falling 20 feet on the Dudley Trail. On June 12, 2014, a … Continue reading

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Mount Magazine Butterfly Festival June 20-21

The Mount Magazine Butterfly Festival is traditionally held the fourth week of June.

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Baxter Closes Katahdin’s Abol Trail For Season Following Rock Slide

Baxter State Park has closed Katahdin’s Abol Trail for the season because of a rock slide.

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4 Climbers and 2 Guides Killed on Rainier’s Liberty Ridge

4 climbers and two guides from Alpine Ascents are believed killed in 3,300 foot fall on Rainier’s Liberty Ridge at about the 12,800 foot level. Park officials say the area is so treacherous that the bodies may not even be … Continue reading

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Idaho Swarm Earthquakes Subsiding

A series of swarm earthquakes on the Lost River Fault in Idaho dubbed the “Challis Swarm” have started to subside after peaking with a 4.9 quake. The 1983 earthquake on Borah Peak was on this fault.

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First Everest Summiter in 2014 Flew Up By Helicopter

The first Everest suummiter in 2014 reached the summit after flying by helicopter to 8,000 feet below the summmit. Wang Ying is the first climber since the fatal avalanche that killed several sherpas effectively the season this year. Her climbing … Continue reading

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