Category Archives: General

Ashley National Forest Video on Accessing Kings Peak from South

Most people who climb Kings Peak come in from the north. Ashley National Forest has created a video on how to access the summit from the south from Yellowstone and Swift Creek Trailhead.

Posted in General | Tagged | Leave a comment

Katahdin’s Dudley Trail Closed Until 2018

Maine has closed the 1.3-mile 1,988 foot elevation gain Dudley Trail from Chimney Pond up Pamola until 2018 because of rock fall. The strenuous trail was often used Baxter Peak summit, Knife Edge and Pamola Peak loop.

Posted in General | Tagged | Leave a comment

Lightning Kills One Near Humphreys Peak Summit

Lightning killed a 17-year-old Wade Young of Tempe, Arizona, near the Humphreys Peak summit on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. Two other hikers nearby were also transported to a Flagstaff hospital. Meteorologists said there were 106 on-the-ground and 393 cloud-to-cloud lightning … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , | Leave a comment

$250,000 Grant For Tower Work on Clingmans Dome

Friends of the Smokies has won a $250,000 grant for rehabilitation work on the Clingmans Dome tower. Clingmans competed for the grant with other national parks in a competition sponsored by American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged | Leave a comment

High Point, New Jersey, Monument Area Restricted Because of Falling Mortar (but Monument is still open)

New Jersey has restricted access to the area around the High Point Monument because of falling mortar. Mortar is missing on all sides but the worst is on the south side. Mortar has been reported to have been falling on … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Whitney Portal Road Reopens After Lone Pine Fire

A posting on the Whitney Portal bulletin board indicates the Portal Road reopened this morning. It had been closed because of a forest fire which had prevented access via the Portal. The fire on low elevations of the road is … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

3 Rainier Helicopter Rescues on Rainier in 3 Weeks

There have been 3 helicopter rescues on Mount Rainier since June 10. *On June 26 a climber going up the Emmons Glacier Route to the summit developed breathing problems. A member of his party stayed with him and a helicopter … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Couple Summit of Everest Called Fraud After They Wear Different Clothes in Different Photos

Dinesh and Tarkeshwari Rathod who had claimed to be the first couple to summit Mount Everest are being called a fraud by people who say photos of the climb show them wearing red outfits in one shot on the climb … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Willamette Week: Where People Fall and Die on Mount Hood

Willamette Week has an article on where people fall and die on Mount Hood.

Posted in General | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in General | Tagged | Leave a comment