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Mount Hood Snowpack 23 to 40 percent of Normal

Snowpack in the Mount Hood area is 23 to 40 percent of normal — among the lowest in recorded history. Like this:Like Loading…

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First Annual Pickle Drop From Cheaha Summit

Cheaha is celebrating its first annual lighted pickel drop from atop Cheaha. Post by Cheaha State Park-Alabama. Like this:Like Loading…

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Timelapse of Snow on Mauna Kea

Here’s a nice time lapse of last week’s snow on Mauna Kea. Post by Highpointers. Like this:Like Loading…

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9 Year Old Tyler Armstrong Claims to Be Youngest to Summit Aconcagua

Nine-year-old Tyler Armstrong claims to be the youngest to summit Aconcagua. Post by Highpointers. Like this:Like Loading…

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Death Valley National Park Suspends Badwater Ultramarathon Permit

Death Vally National Park has suspended the permit for the Badwater Ultramarathon. They are reviewing all events and races in the park and will make an announcement on the new policy in March. In the meantime Ultramathon has announced a … Continue reading

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NPS Reinstates Mountain Trip International to Preferred Denali Guide Service Status

The National Park Service has overturned a ban of Mountain Trip International as preferred Denali guide service. The service had lost its status after a fatal accident in 2011 in which guide Dave Staeheli abandoned Beat Niederer on the mountain. … Continue reading

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Slumdog Mountaineer Dog Rupee Only Visit Basecamp and Not Everest Summit

The Atlantic reports that Rupee, the “slumdog mountaineer”, that reports had said summited Everest actually only visited base camp where several dogs have gone before. Like this:Like Loading…

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Alabama Parks Celebrating 75th Anniversary: Cheaha was one of the first parks

Alabama’s park system is celebrating its 75th anniversary. Cheaha was one of Alabama’s original parks. Like this:Like Loading…

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Road to Paradise To Be Open 7 Days A Week in 2013-14 Winter

The National Park Service plans to keep the road to Paradise open 7 days a week during the winter of 2013-2014. Last season it was closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Like this:Like Loading…

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Carlton Australian Rules Football Team Plans Mass Winter Climb of Humphreys

The Carlton Blue Australian rules football team plans a mass winter climb of Humphreys as part of their training. Like this:Like Loading…

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