Category Archives: General

Clingmans Dome Seeks Help to Repair Foundation of Summit Tower

Clingmans Dome is seeking public help to secure a $250,000 grant to repair the summit tower to repair the foundation built in 1959. This is through the Vote Your Park program.

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Guadalupe Peak Closed as Fire Spreads

Guadalupe Peak is closed as fire spreads.

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Video of CCC Building Cheaha Tower

Here’s a wonderful video of the CCC building the Cheaha Tower.

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Harney Peak Crews Clearing Beetle Damaged Trees

Officials note they are still clearing mountain pine beetle infestation dead trees in the Black Elk Wilderness around Harney Peak. The tree easily fall after being damaged. In 2015 more than 1,500 trees were cleared.

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Conspiracy Theories Over Mount Washington 100 MPH Wind Video

Conspiracy theories are circulating that a video of a man blowing up in the air during 100+ mph wind storm on Tuesday, May 16, 2016. Comments center on other people not being affected in the same manner by the wind … Continue reading

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More than 100 Earthquakes on Mount Hood on May 15-16

More than 100 small swarm earthquakes on Mount Hood were reported May 15-16, 2016.

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US Board of Geographic Names Formally Considers Change of Harney Peak to Black Elk Peak or Thunder Peak

The United States Board of Geographic Names formally discussion a motion on April 14, 2016, to rename Harney Peak to Black Elk Peak or Thunder Peak. The motion to do this was ulitmately withdrawn. Below are the minutes of the … Continue reading

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Mount Rogers National Recreation Area Celebrates 50th Anniversary on May 30

Mount Rogers National Recreation Area Celebrates 50th Anniversary on May 30.

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USPS To Issue Mount Rainier Star Trails Stamp

The USPS plans to issue a stamp depicting a Mount Rainier Star Trails photo mashup. The stamp will be issued June 2 at New York City’s Javits Center at 11 a.m. as part of the world’s largest stamp show that … Continue reading

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12 Year Old Tyler Young Prepares for Everest Climb

12 year old Tyler Young is preparing to climb Everest. Young has already set records as the youngest to climb several high peaks.

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