Driving to Mount Hood More Deadly Than Climb


Officials are concerned after seven people have died in seven on an eight mile stretch of US 26 on Mount Hood.
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Rock Slide Closed Rainier Cayuse Pass Road Until June

A rock slide has closed portions of Rainier Cayuse Pass highway until June.
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Most Avoid Valley of Death McKinley West Rib Route

Climbing season has started on McKinley. The Anchorage Daily News has an interesting article on the hazardous West Rib Route in its coverage.
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Washington Approves Rainier Quarter

The Washington State quarter will have a design that features Mount Rainier.
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300 Foot Fall on Mount Hood Reid Glacier

Jeremy Buck survived a 300 foot fall down Reid Glacier on Mount Hood.
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Ameren Predicts $73 Million in Taum Sauk Repairs

Ameren is predicting it will cost $73 million to repair the damage and settle liability issues arising from the December 2005 collapse of the Taum Sauk reservoir.
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Former Rainier Ranger in Avalanche in Canadian Rockies

Charlie Borgh, a former climbing ranger at Mount Rainier, died in an avalanche in the Canadian Rockies.
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Katahdin Lake Approved

The Katahdin Lake acquisition at Baxter State Park which had aggravated locals but thrilled park goers has been signed into law.
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Repairs to Taum Sauk Were Delayed to Collect Bonus

The news continues to be bad for Ameren as reports come out: repairs to known problems were delayed so staff could get bonuses, faulty materials were used. Meanwhile Gov. Blunt is suggesting Ameren extend the KATY bicycle trail on rail bed it owns in the state.
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Tour de Georgia Race Up Brasstown Bald

There was a strong race up Brasstown Bald as part of the Tour de Georgia race.
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