Environmental Impact Statement Comment Period for Spruce Knob

The Monongahela National Forest, in West Virginia, is now accepting public comments on the proposed Forest Plan and draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) until November 14, 2005 for areas including Spruce Knob.
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Wilma’s Big Snow/Blow From Brasstown to Katahdin

I’ve been a bit under the weather for the past month or so but am now getting caught up. Here’s some additional storm info and the big snows that occurred when Wilma going up the coast from Florida slammed into the season’s first big cold front. (more…)


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Islamic Fundamentalist Hazards on Elbrus

Spiegel Online reports that Islamic Fundamentalist Camps are making climbing Elbrus hazardous.
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Backcountry Ski Photographer Warren Skoog Fatality on Mount Mercedario in Argentina

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports Carl Warren Skoog, 46, said to be one of the world’s best backcountry ski photographers died while descending the steep southern face of 22,210-foot Mount Mercedario in the Argentine Andes.
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Feds Consider Raising Rainier Entrance Fees to $15

The Seattle Times reports feds are considering raising the entrance fees at Rainier and in the Olympics from $10 to $15.
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Time Magazine Article on Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald’s Whitney Climb

Time Magazine has a short blurb on Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald who got a Grand Jury indictment of Vice President Cheney’s Chief of Staff.
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Carole White’s Book About Women Climbing the Adirondack 46ers in Winter

The Democrat Chronicle reports Carol White wrote a book entitled “Women With Altitude: Challenging the Adirondack High Peaks in Winter (North Country Books, $19.95).
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Marathoners Warned That Drinking Too Much Water Can Kill

For years hikers have always been told you can’t drink too much water — but now the New York Times reports that the biggest threat to marathoners is drinking too much water.
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Full Text of Many Guidebooks Available at Google Print

The full text of many guidebooks including guides to highpoints is now available at print.google.com.
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