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First Annual Pickle Drop From Cheaha Summit

Cheaha is celebrating its first annual lighted pickel drop from atop Cheaha. Post by Cheaha State Park-Alabama.

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Why They Put Up The Falling Rocks Signs

This amazing video shows why they have falling rocks rather than fallen rocks signs.

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Officials Order Removal of Mountain from Top of Bejing Apartment

Officials in China have ordered Zhang Lin to remove a mountain he built on top of a 26 story apartment building in Bejing.

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Woman Hiking Rainier in Ball Gown Becomes Viral Sensation

A photo series of a woman hiking Mount Rainier in a ball gown in September 2012 has become something of a viral sensation.

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Record $590 million Powerball winner in Florida is former East Millinocket resident — Penobscot — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine

You sure are lucky if you live in the shadow of Katahdin. An East Millinocket former resident is the winner of the $590 million powerball. Record Powerball winner in Florida is former East Millinocket resident — Penobscot — Bangor Daily … Continue reading

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Man Arrested for “Stealing” Glacier

Police in Patagonia, Chile have arrested a man for stealing 5 tons of ice from the Jorge Montt Glacier to be used for cocktail drink ice.

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Monadnock Big Foot Filming Case Goes to New Hampshire Supreme Court

After a film maker Jonathan Doyle filmed a couple of youtube videos of a guy wearing a Big Foot costume on New Hampshire’s Monadnock the park officials refused him access to the mountain. He sued and it’s gone to the … Continue reading

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Summiting Highpoints in the Nude

The Guardian in an article by nude hiker Hank Wangford reports that Nepal is moving to ban nude summiting Everest after a climber stripped on the summit in 2006.

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Report Cites 22% Reduction in Backpacking Trips Between 1998 and 2005

The Outdoor Industry Foundation says backpacking trips deceased 22% from 16.3 million in 1998 to 13.5 million in 2005.

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Boy Scouts say the tallest climbing tower (60 feet) is now near Wausau, Wisconsin.

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