Tag Archives: California

Climb Against the Odds Breast Cancer Climb

Climb Against the Odds is climbing Shasta this year to raise breast cancer awareness. Breast Cancer Fund’s past expeditions: Mt. Aconcagua, Argentina in 1995; Alaska’s Mt. McKinley in 1998; Mt Fuji, Japan in 2000; Mt. Shasta, California in 2003, 2004, … Continue reading

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Report Indicates Mount Whitney is 14,508 Feet

The Whitney Portal has a discussion about Mount Whitney actually being 14,508 feet. Thanks to Alan Ritter for posting this on our forum.

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NY Times Article on Wag Bags Replacing Whitney's Toilets

The New York Times has an article on Wag bags replacing the summit toilet on Mount Whitney (and in other wilderness areas).

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Court Blocks Luxury Home Development on Whitney Portal Road

Yubanet reports that the California Court of Appeals on August 27, 2007, issued an order prohibiting development of 27 luxury home on Whitney Portal Road.

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2007 Badwater to Whitney Race

Runner braves desert heat in 135-mile race Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription), MN – 13 hours ago Daybreak brought renewed energy for Benke, and as he approached Lone Pine, a town at the base of Mount Whitney, a surge of adrenaline … Continue reading

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Badwater Ultramarathon on July 24

On July 24 about 90 of the world’s most seasoned long-distance runners will take on the notoriously grueling Badwater Ultramarathon, which begins in the belly of Death Valley and ends more than halfway up Mount Whitney, the tallest peak in … Continue reading

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Accidents: PCT and Mount Bona Fatalities, Bicyclist Bear Encounter in Banff

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Missing Man's Backpack Rescues Lost Hikers in California

Lost hikers in San Jacinto Mountains in California stumbled upon the campsite of a hiker missing for a year and his equipment is believed to have spared their lives.

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Backcountry Accidents: Helicopter Rescue of Dog and Hikers in California, AT Accident in Maryland, Fatal Fall in Illinois

Here’s a round up of backcountry accidents in California, Maryland and Illinois.

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Backcountry Accidents: Cub Scouts in California, Fatal Fall on Starr Mountain, TN

Three Cub Scouts reunited after getting lost in state park Napa Valley Register – Napa,CA,USA By MARSHA DORGAN, Register Staff Writer. Three Cub Scouts were reunited with their troop after being lost for about an hour and half in Robert … Continue reading

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