Law Would Permit Access to Closed Colorado Fourteeners


Here’s a rundown on plans to open the Fourteeners back up:
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February 11, 2006 Linkage


State Highpoint News
Warm weather records broken on Mount Washington
Boston Globe – United States
MOUNT WASHINGTON, NH –Talk about a warm winter — it’s been raining on top of Mount Washington. Tim Markle, chief meteorologist …
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February 2, 2006 Linkage


State Highpoint News

Mt. Hood snowpack 122 percent of average

05:34 PM PST on Tuesday, January 31, 2006
More than three times the amount of snow has fallen this year atop Mount Hood than last year, reaping benefits for Oregon ski areas, resorts and snow tire installers. That’s 122 percent of average snowfall for this time of year. Statewide, the snowfall numbers are even higher, at 130 percent of average. “We had some really nice snowfall for the month of January,” said Jon Lea, a hydrologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service. “Last year was pretty skimpy. This is a whole lot different than it was last year.”
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2 Snowmobiler Fatalities Near Rocky Mountain National Park


New Year’s Day avalanche killed two snowmobilers near Rocky Mountain National Park, officials said.
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Fatal Avalanche Between Fourteeners Torreys Peak and Grays Peak


Patrick D. Niedringhaus, 18, was killed in an avalanche between Fourteeners Torreys Peak and Grays Peak.
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Fourteener Access Issue Makes Front Page of NY Times


Private property access restrictions to Colorado Fourteeners made the front page of the New York Times on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005.
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Early Season Mines Peak, Colorado, Avalanche Fatal to Man and Dog


WCF Courier reports an early early avalanche on Mines Peak in Colorado killed Samuel Teetzen of Littleton, CO, and his pet golden retriever.
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Cell Phone GPS Coordinates Leader to Rescue on Greylock Trail in Colorado


The Windsor Tribune reports a woman was rescued in Poudre Canyon after a dispatcher used GPS directions to locate her.
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Salt Lake City Broadcaster Missing Since 1995 Found on Blanca Peak


The Salt Lake Tribune reports the skeletel remains of St. Lake’s PM Magazine TV host Jim Mills were found on Blanca Peak 10 years after he disappeared in 1995. His backpack was found nearby. Blanca Peak is a fourteener near Denver.


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Snowshoers Rescue 73 Year Old Man And Warm Him With Flight Itinerary on Mount Evans


The Rocky Mountain News reports that three weekend snowshers rescued a 73-year-old ill-prepared man lost on Mount Evans and then used their flight itinerary to start a fire. (more…)


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