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Warm Springs Pow Wow on Mount Hood on Sepember 28

The Warm Springs tribe (known as the Tenino people) have a right by treaty to use the area around Government Camp on Mount Hood. The Mt. Hood Tribal Heritage Center, named Wiwnu Wash, opened at the Mount Skibowl in 2012. … Continue reading

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Guadalupe Reopens Summit Trail Following Floods

Guadalupe has reopened its backcountry following the floods. There’s lots of dramatic photos of the floods. https://www.facebook.com/Highpointers/posts/10152229543814616

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Guadalupe Closed Indefinitely Due to Flooding

The National Park Service issued this notice on Thursday, September 12, 2013:

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Official New USGS Maps Show McKinley is 83 Feet Shorter Than Earlier Reported (20,237 feet rather than 20,320 feet)

New USGS and Alaska maps show McKinley is 83 feet shorter at 20,237 feet rather than 20,320 feet — still the highest mountain in the US. You can see the difference in the maps from the new digital maps with … Continue reading

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Stubbs the Cat, Talkeetna’s “Mayor” Returns Following Dog Mauling

Stubbs the cat that has been the unofficial mayor of Talkeetna for 15 years has returned home after a dog mauling.

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Renaming of Talkeetna Ranger Station for First McKinley Climber Walter Harper

The renaming of the Talkeetna Ranger station for McKinley first climber Walter Harper awaits President’s Obama’s signature.

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Appalachian Trail Conservancy Film Festival on East Coast

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is sponsoring a film festival at several theatres on the East Coast featuring the film Appalachian Impressions.

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Repairs Begin on Harney Peak Tower

A group of 19 volunteers using materials brought in by mules have begun making repairs to the Harney Peak Tower. The tower was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. Listen to the report on KOTA.

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Why They Put Up The Falling Rocks Signs

This amazing video shows why they have falling rocks rather than fallen rocks signs.

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Leaf Peeping Time on the Enchanted Circle Drive Around Wheeler Peak

Various publications are noting that the road circling Wheeler Peak (popularly referred to as the Enchanted Circle) isone of the country’s top destinations to enjoy fall foliage.

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