6 Rescues at South Mountain Park in Phoenix This Year

Arizona Central reports authorities have had a rash of rescues at South Mountain Park near Phoenix including rescuing a naked man.
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Blue Ridge Parkway by Mount Mitchell To Reopen

AP reports Blue Ridge Parkway between Mount Mitchell and N.C. 80 will be open in time for Memorial Day weekend although a short section will be only one lane.
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Woman Uses Cell Phone Light to Flag Rescue Helicopter

CBS5 reports Kathy Karlen used a lighted cell phone to flag a rescue helicopter at Shiloh Park near Windsor, California.
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Climber Breaks Both Legs in Fall on Mount Yamnuska in Alberta

Canada.Com reports a climber broke both legs when a ledge gave way while he was climbing Mount Yamnuska in Alberta.
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Fatality on Jinxed 7Summits Expedition After Summiting Everest

Webindia reports Slovenian Marko Lihteneker apparently died while descending from Everest.
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2 Hypothermia Fatalities on Rainier’s Muir Snowfield

The News Tribune report 2 Lakewood climbers died on the Muir Snowfield in whiteout conditions on Rainier.
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2 Airlifted After Avalanche on Oregon’s North Sister

Avalanche The Oregonian reports the Oregon National Guard airlifted two climbers after an avalanche injured them on the North Sister.
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Cleveland Closes Park and Kills Coyote Mother After Attack on Dog and Bicyclist

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports on the closure of North Chagrin Reservation after a pair of aggressive female coyotes bit a bicyclist and a pet dog over the weekend. Officials have killed one of the coyotes which is believed to be protected its young.
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Snowmelt Runoff Closes Zion Narrows Trail But Makes Spectacular Waterfalls

Zion Trails The AP reports Zion National Park is not issuing permits for its popular Narrows Trail because of run off from this season’s heavy snow.
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Mount Hood Meadows Seeks Million Gallon Snowmaking Machine

Following the record low snow year, Mount Hood Meadows Ski Resort is asking permission to build a million gallon tank to handel snow making chores according to Oregon Live.
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Italian in Fatal Annapurna Fall in Attempt to Become 13th to Complete 7 Summits

Reuters reports Italian climber Christian Kunters, 42, died in an avalanche on Annapurna.
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The Gendarme Peak on Grand Sasso Named John Paul II’s Peak

The Catholic News and other publications report a The Gendarme peak on the Grand Sasso in Italy’s Appennines has been renamed John Paul’s Peak.
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AAC Study Opposes Fees for Rescues

The AP reports the American Alpine Club has formally opposed proposals for climbers to pay for rescues.
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Dan Robbins Featured on Idaho Climbing

Dan Robbins who has an extensive Borah web presence is featured on t.v. and in magazines year.
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A New Search in The Woods — Letterboxing

The Boston Globe reports a new variation on geocache — called letterboxing.
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