Hood Snowpack Surges from 50 to 99% of Normal

Late season snow has increased Mount Hood’s snowpack to from 50% to 99% of normal.

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Mount Washington Warns on April Avalanches at Tuckerman Ravine

Reports indicate that with all the snow this was one of the best years ever for skiing at Tuckerman Ravine. Now with warm weather officials are noting there is a high avalanche probability at the Ravine. For more information on avalanche forecasts see: mountwashingtonavalanchecenter.org

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Everest Jump Live Cancelled After Joby Ogwyn Loses Sherpa in Deadly Avalanche

Discovery has said it will cancel the planned May 11 Everest Jump Live after Joby Ogwyn lost his sherpa in this week’s deadly Everest avalanche.

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New York 46er Video

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North Dakota Says Public Can’t Comment on Drilling Proposals Affecting Private Land Including Impact on White Butte

The North Dakota Industrial Commission says the public will not be permitted to comment on proposals to drill on private land including White Butte. The issue was raised last fall when North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem listed 18 “extraordinary places” in the state where the public could comment on proposals to drill. One of those places was White Butte. The proposals raised concern over whether the public could comment on private development. There are no plans to drill immediately near White Butte which is well south of the Bakken formation which is where drilling is focused.

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ABC Television Show “Resurrection” Set in Arcadia, Missouri, Premieres March 9

The ABC television show “Resurrection” which is set in Arcadia, Missouri, by Taum Sauk premieres March 9. There will be a screen March 6 at the Arcadia Academy.

The show is not actually being filmed in Arcadia and there’s a petition to do that.

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Bucket List of Things You Should Do in Each State

Huffingpost has a bucket list of the one thing you should do in each state. One of them is a highpoint at a state that might surprise you. Another is something that might happen at this year’s highpointers convention in Tennessee.
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69th Annual Skinny Skis Stowe Derby

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900 competitors competed in the 69th annual skinny skis Stowe Derby in which skiiers use one pair of skis on Mount Manfield on February 23.

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Late Season Snows Bring Mount Hood Snowpack Up to Near Normal

The Pacific Northwest has been suffering from very low snowpack. However heavy snows in February pushed its snowpack up 30 percent to 86 percent of normal on Mount Hood. Other areas south of Mount Hood and in California are still suffering.

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Cheaha Temporarily Closes in Wake of Ice Storm

Cheaha temporarily closed on Feb. 17, 2014, to clean up debris from the ice storm that hit the mountain Feb. 13-14. The storm downed 1,000 trees, knocked off power and damaged cabins. Authorities said it was the worst damage to the park since Hurricane Opal in 1995. The park hopes to reopen in time for the February 22 Cheaha Ultramarathon.

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