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Mount Magazine Butterfly Festival June 20-21

The Mount Magazine Butterfly Festival is traditionally held the fourth week of June. Like this:Like Loading…

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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. Like this:Like Loading…

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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. Like this:Like Loading…

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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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Profile of Bravo Company Which Does Helicopter Rescues on Rainier

KING has a nice item on Bravo Company at Joint Base Lewis-McChord that performs helicopter searches on rescues on Rainier. Like this:Like Loading…

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Climber Falls 1,000 Feet From Hood Summit

KPTV – FOX 12 Robert Cormier, a Jersey City, New Jersey, fell 1,000 down the north side of Mount Hood from the summit about 8 a.m., Tuesday, May 13, 2014. A helicopter was sent to investigate and found no signs … Continue reading

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Hood Snowpack Surges from 50 to 99% of Normal

Late season snow has increased Mount Hood’s snowpack to from 50% to 99% of normal. Like this:Like Loading…

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Mount Washington Warns on April Avalanches at Tuckerman Ravine

Reports indicate that with all the snow this was one of the best years ever for skiing at Tuckerman Ravine. Now with warm weather officials are noting there is a high avalanche probability at the Ravine. For more information on … Continue reading

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Everest Jump Live Cancelled After Joby Ogwyn Loses Sherpa in Deadly Avalanche

Discovery has said it will cancel the planned May 11 Everest Jump Live after Joby Ogwyn lost his sherpa in this week’s deadly Everest avalanche. Like this:Like Loading…

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