Starbucks Trademark Fighting Mount Rainier Logo Knockoff

The Seattle Times reports Starbucks is having to defend its trademark around the world as imitators make substitions including in Japan where the mermaid is replaced with Mount Rainier.

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Fatal Fall at Franconia Notch reports a reports a woman had a fatal in Franconia Notch State Park a quarter-mile above the Cannon Mountain tramway.

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Fatal Fall on Goat Mountain, Oregon

KOIN reports Curtis Charles Meister fell 100-150 feet to his death on Goat Mountain, outside Estacada, Oregon.

The friends said they were all hiking when Meister said he wanted to climb down the cliff. He lost his grip and fell 150-200 feet to the ground below. He suffered an extensive head wound.

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Snowshoers Rescue 73 Year Old Man And Warm Him With Flight Itinerary on Mount Evans

The Rocky Mountain News reports that three weekend snowshers rescued a 73-year-old ill-prepared man lost on Mount Evans and then used their flight itinerary to start a fire. (more…)

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China Says Americans Were Wrong and Lops 12 Feet Off of Everest Height

China Daily reports that the latest estimate of the Everest’s height by China’s State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping is 29,017 feet. That’s about 12 feet less than the previous figure of 29,029 feet.

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Climber Seek to Name Kyrgyzstan Fourteener for Scout Killed at Jamboree

The Anchorage Daily News reports the Harvard Mountaineering Climb is seeking to name a 14,495 foot peak in Central Asia Mount Powell for Scott Powell, one of four Boy Scout leaders from Alaska who died in an electrical accident at a National Boy Scout Jamboree in Virginia in July.

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National Landmark of Soaring Dedicated at Mount Washington

The Caledonian Record reports National Landmark of Soaring has been dedicated at the Mount Washington Resort at Bretton Woods.

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BASE Jumper Injured on North Gateway Rock in Garden of the Gods

The Gazette reports John Agnos fell when he was scaling North Gateway Rock without a rope at Garden of the Gods.

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Body of 1942 Airman Found Encased in Glacier on Mount Mendel in Kings Canyon National Park

News10 reports climbers near the summit of 13,710-foot Mount Mendel in Kings Canyon National Park found the head and shoulder of a man protruding from the ice at the base of a glacier and it is believed he is the body of an Idaho airman from a 1942 crash.

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Authorities Balk at Homeland Security Designation at Elbert Pumped Storage Facility

The Chieftan reports county officials near Mount Elbert are upset over national security designation of the dam at the Twin Lakes pumped storage electric station just south of Colorado’s highest point.

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18 Killed Mount Kangru in Nepal Avalanche

Outlook India reports 18 climbers including seven French nationals were killed in an avalanche on 6981m Mount Kangru in north-west district of Manang in Nepal.

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Fatal Fall at Lake of the Woods Escarpment in Michigan’s Porcupine Mountains

The Ironwood Daily reports Joseph Westbrook died after falling 150 feet from the Lake of the Clouds Escarpment in Michigan’s Porcupine Mountains. He had been reported missing on Oct. 4 but was found on Oct. 23.

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Woman Falls 35 Feet Down Ravine on Laurel Falls Trail in Smokies

The Knox News reports a 60-year-old woman fell 35 feet down a ravine while hiking the paved Laurel Falls trail about six miles west of the Sugarlands Visitor Center when she fell about 35 feet.

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Climber Falls 60 Feet Down Black Canyon in Gunnison National Park

The Montrose Press reports a climber fell nearly 60 feet into Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park as he was ascending the Escape Artist route on the North Rim wall when he fell and was left suspended in his climbing gear.

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Washout Closes Rainier Chinook Pass

The AP reports a washout has closed Highway 410 is closed from the Morse Creek winter gate to the junction with Highway 123 near Mount Rainier on Chinook Pass. Westbay says it will take at least two weeks to build a wall, replace drainage, install a new guardrail and repave the highway.

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