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Death Valley Forecast: 129 (hottest record on planet is 134)

Death Valley temps are approaching 130 this weekend with an official forecast of 129. The hottest record of 134 on July 10, 1913 is also the hottest record in the world. Parts of Western US may see temperatures near 130 … Continue reading

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Mile…Mile & A Half Documentary on Hiking the John Muir Trail

MILE…MILE & A HALF (trailer) from The Muir Project on Vimeo. A very nice nice documentary on hiking the John Muir Trail is out (Mile…Mile & A Half).

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Time Lapse of Geminid Meteor Shower By Mount Whitney

Fleeting Light: The High Desert and the Geminid Meteor Shower from Henry Jun Wah Lee on Vimeo. The Geminid Meteor shower is tonight. Here’s a time lapse from last year in the Alabama Hills by Mount Whitney.

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Most Interesting Man in the World Whitney Rescue

The Huffington Post in an interview with Jonathan Goldsmith who plays “the most interesting man in the world” describes his real world exploits says “he has “saved a hiker’s life during a blizzard on Mount Whitney.” Unfortunately there’s no details … Continue reading

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Seven Year Old Tyler Armstrong Climbs Whitney in Day Setting Off Debate At Youngest to To Do It

Seven year old Tyler Armstrong climbed Whitney in 7 hours, 50 minutes. This has set off discussions about the youngest to day trip Whitney with some claiming kids as young as five have done it.

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Helicopters Assist After 60 Stranded on Whitney After July 29 Flash Flood

Here’s a story about the helicopters that landed army personnel on the Whitney trail after a flash flood stranded 60 hikers on July 29. The hikers and army personnel eventually were able to hike out (although there was one hypothermia … Continue reading

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Google Maps on Iphone Moves Mount Whitney

Here’s an amusing tale of a woman trying to find Mount Whitney on Google maps on her iphone. Since Apple today surpassed Exxon as the world’s largest company in terms of market capitalization this is obviously proof the company can … Continue reading

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Couple Blames Park Service for Not Properly Warning of Whitney Hazards

This report seems to be somewhat ambiguous on the details but a couple who were injured on Whitney are blaming the park service for not properly signing the dangers.

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Record 14 Fatalities in Yosemite This Year

A record number of 14 people have died in Yosemite accidents this year.

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Amazing Time Lapse Video of Cottonwood Lakes to Whitney

Here’s an amazing time lapse video of Cottonwood Lakes to Whitney. I have no idea how they could keep that camera so steady!

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