Mount Mitchell State Park Plans to More Than Double in Size

Mount Mitchell Peak
Mount Mitchell State Park is planning to add 2,744 acres on its northern border to its existing 1,996 acres. The plan is due Conservation Fund purchase of land it plans to convey it to the park. The park had 525 acres when it was founded on March 21st 1916.

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Snow Boarder Pledges Funds to Rebuild CCC Cabin on Mount Mansfield Damaged in Fire

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Jake Burton Carpenter, founder of the snow board company Jake Burton, has pledged $100,000 to rebuild a Mount Mansfield Civilian Conservation Cabin that was heavily damaged by in a fire accidentally set his sons on Christmas Eve. The sons had started a fire in the stove on December 23 thinking that a family friend would visit an hour later. The friend didn’t show up and the cabin burned.

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Mount Magazine Elevation Snow

Mount Magazine had elevation snow on February 24 — a site uncommon in Arkansas.

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Tim Johnson in First Winter Bicycle Ascent of Mount Washington

Tim Johnson rode a fat bike up Mount Washington on February 2 for the first winter bicycle ascent of the mountain.

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Fiery Plane Crash on Guadalupe

Guadalupe Mountain National Park has temporarily closed its trails following a small plane crash near the summit. Fire was reported seen at the summit and the debris field is reported to be a half mile wide. Because the crash was in a wilderness area access is only via foot.

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Hawaii Supreme Court Voids Mauna Kea Thirty Metre Telescope Permit Over Due Process

The Hawaii Supreme Court has voided the Thirty Metre Telescope permit on Mauna Kea. The telescope has stirred vigorous protests from native groups including a period where the access road was closed. The specific issue is that it ruled did not allow due process for the the construction permit. It doesn’t end the chances of the scope being built.

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One Ton Generator Stolen From Black Mountain Summit

A one ton Kohler 20KW propane power system was reported stolen Wednedsay, November 11, from the summit of Black Mountain. We of course hate theft of any kind on any highpoint. But when it happens on a private held highpoint where the hosts have been nice enough to give us access this theft really sucks.

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Motormountain Jeep Climb of Highpoints Where They Hide a Belt Buckle

The Motor Mountain folks over at TFLCAR have an entertaining blog about their driving a Jeep Rubicon up highest points where they hide a belt bucklet that you are supposed to shoot a selfie with. Among the states are Taum Sauk, Boundary Peak, Hoosier Hill, Charles Mound, Mount Arvon and Eagle Mountain. and Hawkeye Point

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Petition to Rename Campbell Hill to Mount Sarah Palin

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There have been discussions about renaming Rainier, Hood and even Mount Washington in the wake of the Denali renaming. Now a petition is seeking to rename Campbell Hill for the Alaska governor.Sarah Palin.
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Mount McKinley Renamed Denali

President Obama has authorized the renaming of Mount McKinley to Denali. (NY Times)
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