February 14, 2006 Backcountry Accident Reports


Backcountry accident reports through February 14, 2006.
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Fatal 100 Fall at Sleeping Giant State Park, Connecticut


Newsday reports Adam Barnes, 24, fell 100 feet at Sleeping Giant State Park near Hamden, CT.
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Connecticut Walk Book Celebrates 75th Anniversary of 800 Miles of Blue Blazed Trails in State


The Town Times reports The Connecticut Forest and Park Association (CFPA) has released 19th edition of the Connecticut Walk Book. One of two volumes, the first to appear on the shelves is the Walk Book East covering all the trails in eastern and central Connecticut.
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Peter Thompson’s Geology of Highpoints


Peter Thompson at the University of New Hampshire has an elegant and comprehensive description website about the geology of the highpoints of each state.


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Climber Survives 60 Foot Fall in Sleeping Giant State Park

WFSB reports Hamden fire officials say a Ridgefield man has been badly injured in a fall down the face of a cliff at Sleeping Giant State Park. Twenty-five-year-old Matthew Nilson was injured yesterday after his rappelling equipment failed and he plummeted 60 feet. It took about three hours for the Hamden Fire Departments Mountain Rescue Team to secure Nilson and bring him to a waiting ambulance. Police and fire personnel say Nilson had a possible broken hip, leg and arm, as well as lacerations to his head, although none of his injuries were life-threatening.


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State County Highpoints

County Highpoints is the defacto website and forum for highpointers. Once you visit the 50 states, you’ve caught the bug and next logical spot are the 3,500+ county highpoints.
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50states.com State Profile

50states.com has great information summarizing each state.
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Official Summit Benchmark Datasheet Histories

Richard Carey at peakbagging.com has put together a very useful list of summit benchmark information as well as the official U.S. Government datasheets on the history of the benchmark.
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U.S. State Highpoint Trip Reports

Post your trip reports here.
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Summitpost Frissell Page

Summitpost has excellent photos, summit log and more.
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