Maryland Backbone Mountain Wind Farm Ownership Change

Constellation Energy has acquired the Garrett County windfarm on the Backbone Mountain ridge about 20 miles notheast of the Maryland Hoye-Crest summit. The acquisition was $140 million for the 70-megawatt Criterion wind farm from California-based Clipper Windpower Inc. which operates by Eagle Rock Maryland. It is supposed to come online by the end of 2010
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High Bird and Bat Mortality at Backbone Mountain Windmills

The Post-Gazette reports on problems with the windmills along the Backbone Mountain ridge in Pennyslvania and West Virginia.
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Windmills Planned for Backbone Mountain


With Close Contacts, Md. Wind Project Gets Boost Washington Post, United States – Jul 22, 2007 State law and the environmental protections it afforded all but scuttled his proposal last year for 24 windmills atop Backbone Mountain at the state’s
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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.
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Fatal 50 Foot Fall at Annapolis Rock on AT in Maryland


The AP reports Matthew J. All fell 50 feet from Annapolis Rock off the AT in South Mountain State Park in near Boonsboro, Maryland.
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Maryland Highway Department Jumps Gun on Changing Name of Catoctin Park Home of Camp David


The Associated Press reports the Maryland Highway Administration jumped the gun and changed the highway signs for Catoctin Mountain Park where Camp David is located.
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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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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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