Monthly Archives: April 2005

Devil’s Tower Will Not Be Renamed Bear Lodge

The Casper Tribune reports Devils Tower National Park Superintendent Lisa Eckert has off the idea of giving the Devil’s Tower National Monument the added designation of Bear Lodge Historic Landmark after Wyoming’s Congressional delegation objected. Devil’s Tower was the first … Continue reading

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Climber With No Gear in 75 Foot Fatal Fall at White Rock Wash in Arizona

Lake Mead National Recreation Area (AZ,NV) Teenager Killed in Fall According to the NPS Morning Report at about 6:30 p.m. on April 5th, dispatchers received notice that a young man had fallen off rocks while hiking near White Rock Wash. … Continue reading

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Hiker Survives Month With Leech in Nostril

News24 reports a leech lodged in the nostril of a Hong Kong woman after she washed her face in a stream.

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Anniversary of Mount Washington’s 231 mph Wind on April 12

On April 12, 1934, Mount Washington recorded a record 231 mph wind. The next year, nature delivered a runner-up as a hurricane hit the Florida Keys with 200-mile-an-hour gusts. For comparison, winds in a tornado are estimated to be 300 … Continue reading

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Canadian Student Survives Wrestling Match With Cougar

Canoe reports a 23-year-old student in Canada’s Kananaskis Country Sheep River Wildlife Sanctuary survived a wrestling match with a cougar by throwing it off of him. Peter Bysterveld said he was walking with his girlfriend when the cougar — about … Continue reading

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Soloist Killed in Fall at Arthur’s Pass National Park in New Zealand

expatica.com reports Dieter Knoblich of Munich, who was traveling alone, fell into a canyon in Arthur’s Pass National Park in New Zealand’s South Island. Arthur’s Pass National Park, which is totally alpine and contains several glaciers and icefalls, had claimed … Continue reading

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Russian Trekkers Injured by Car Bomb in Nepal

The climbing community was taken aback by early reports that two Russian Everest climbers had been injured by a Maoist car bomb in Nepal. Although the Russians were indeed injured they were identified later as just trekkers. They are being … Continue reading

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Man and Dog Begin Walk From Galveston to Elbert Summit

The Dallas News reports Jeff Robinson and his boxer dog Walker have started a 1,336 mile journey from Galveston, Texas, to the summit of Mount Elbert and the on to Denver.

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Murder Charges Refiled in Arizona Trail Dog Confrontation

Arizona Central reports prosecutors have refiled the second degree murder charges against Harold Fish who is accused of shooting an unarmed hiker in a dog confrontation at a Coconino County trailhead near Payson this spring.

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Heavy Snows Reopen Northwest Ski Resorts for First Time Since January

Nearly two feet of snow in the past two weeks have opened Northwest Ski Resorts for the first time since mid-January in this year’s record low snow. Ironically March 31 is the last date that Snotel traditionally measures snowpack. The … Continue reading

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Exhibit Shows 82 X’s Where Indians Signed Away Rainier and Hood in 1855 Point Elliott Treaty

The HeraldNet reports an exhibit at the Mukilteo Light Station shows the actual 1855 Point Elliott Treaty signed with 82 “X” mark signatures from Indian Chiefs in which they gave Mount Hood and Mount Rainier to the white men. The … Continue reading

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Proposed Kilimanjaro Fee Increase for $30 to $100

The Guardian reports the Tanzania National Parks Authority is proposing to increase the entrance fees to Serengeti and Kilimanjaro National Parks from $30 US to $100 US.

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