Backcountry Accidents in Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Missouri, Oregon, and Utah

Here’s the May 13, 2006 round up of backcountry accidents Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Missouri, Oregon, and Utah.
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Hawaii Considers Coqui Frog Cry a Screech Instead of a Chirp


Hawaii is planning to eradicate the famed coqui frog from the island.
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2006-02-24 Backcountry Accident Reports on Kilimanjaro, California, Colorado, Hawaii, UK, Utah


Backcountry Accident Reports at February 24, 2006

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Vandals Dismantle Mauna Kea Summit Alter


Authorities say somebody on Valentines Day apparently dismantled the Mauna Kea summit alter with a machete.
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NASA Runs Out of Cash For Mauna Kea Outrigger Telescope


NASA has cancelled funding plans for the controversial Outrigger telescope on top of Mauna Kea.
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February 2, 2006 Linkage


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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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Mauna Kea In Rare Week Snow Closure


Mauna Kea is being shut down nearly a week because of snow.
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Battered Prayer Card Leads to Rescue on Hauula Trail in Hawaii


A battered prayer card led rescuers to find a woman who fell into a ravine on the Hauula hiking trail in Hawaii and was lost five days according to the Hawaii Channel.
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Telescope Size of Football Stadium Proposed for Mauna Kea


A Canadian company is seeking to build the world’s largest telescope — the size of a football field — on Mauna Kea.
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Firm Wants to Sell Mauna Kea Ash for Mars Training


The AP reports a company says the volcanic ash between Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa resembles that of Mars and wants to sell it to NASA for training.
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