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Colorado Governor Formally Proclaims Mount Elbert to Be Called Mount Peyton Manning on Super Bowl Sunday

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has formally renamed Mount Elbert Mount Peyton Manning on Super Bowl. Never mind what’s legal per the formal renaming process. THis is what’s fun. Below is the full declaration: Like this:Like Loading…

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Quarter Flap: North Carolina Notes That 53% of Smokies is in NC and Not Tennessee

There’s something of an interstate flap over the new quarter featuring Smoky Mountains and has the name “Tennessee” on on it. North Carolina notes that 53 percent of the park is actually in North Carolina. The quarter is part of … Continue reading

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Quarter

A new quarter features Great Mountains National Park. Like this:Like Loading…

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Lightning Nicks Right Thumb of Christ on Mount Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro

A lightning strike nicked off the right thumb of Christ on Mount Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro. Like this:Like Loading…

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Taos Ski Valley Announces Plan for Ski Lift Above Timberline in 2014

The Taos Ski Valley has announced plans to build a ski above timberline in 2014 near the 12,450 foot high Kachina Peak. Like this:Like Loading…

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Awesome Video of Snowboard in LED Suit

Awesome video of snowboarding in LED suit Like this:Like Loading…

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“Pas dans le Vide” (Step into the Void) Glass Floor on Aiguille du Midi peak

Gawker has a nifty article on buildings with high glass floored floors that have spectacular views beneath your feet. One of the newest additions features views of Mount Blanc. Like this:Like Loading…

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Proposed New Hampshire Hike Safe Card Would Indemnify You From Search and Rescue Costs

New Hampshire is considering a Hike Safe Card where you would pay $25/year ($35/family) for a card that would indemnify you against search and rescue costs which you are legally liable for. Post by Highpointers. Like this:Like Loading…

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Mount Washington Among Warmest Places in New Hampshire in Subzero Cold Snap

In the January subzero cold snap, it’s turning out that Mount Washington summit is among the warmest places in New Hampshire. Post by Highpointers. Like this:Like Loading…

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Cool star field photo from Death Valley

Here’s a pretty cool star field effect from Death Valley. Post by Highpointers. Like this:Like Loading…

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