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Tag Archives: California
The New York Times has an extensive article on Mount Whitney and places to visit in the Owens Valley.
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
The Whitney Portal has a discussion about Mount Whitney actually being 14,508 feet. Thanks to Alan Ritter for posting this on our forum.
The New York Times has an article on Wag bags replacing the summit toilet on Mount Whitney (and in other wilderness areas).
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.
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
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
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.
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.