Helicopter Rescue on Mount Cranberry in Maine

Boston.com reports Steven Mazerolle, 52, of China, broke his leg while climbing a steep snow and ice covered portion of the Appalachian Trail on Mount Cranberry in was with two others on Saturday when he fell on ice- and snow-covered rocks along a steep section of the Appalachian Trail on Maine’s Mount Cranberry.

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Battered Prayer Card Leads to Rescue on Hauula Trail in Hawaii

A battered prayer card led rescuers to find a woman who fell into a ravine on the Hauula hiking trail in Hawaii and was lost five days according to the Hawaii Channel.

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O’Neill Europe Solar Backpack Powers Ipod and Bluetooth Cell Phones

O’Neill Europe is marketing a solar backpack that will power your Ipod and Bluetooth wireless headset.

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French Spiderman Busted in Houston Tower Climb

Robert Alain Philippe, 43, the French Spiderman who climbs world tall towers was arrested begin climbing the 678-foot-tall One Houston Center building for illegal trespassing and having a controlled substance (two tablets of the sedative Xanax).

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Never Turn Your Back on A Turkey (and Other Bird Woes)

The Chicago Tribune has an amazing list of stories of tom turkeys defending the roost.

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Is This Picture of Denali (227 Miles Away) the Furtherest Photo From The Ground?

This photo of Denali from Mount Sanford may not look like much but a website is claiming it is the “longest ground to ground view ever captured by camera” (227 miles).

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Clergyman Accused in Washington Rape in 400 Foot Fatal Plunge at Sequoia National Park

SeattlePI reports Rev. Santos Teixeira fell 400 feet from Moro Rock in Sequoia National Park.

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Forest Service Wants Folks To Quit Putting Christmas Decorations on Trees Leading to Sedona

AZCentral reports Coconino National Forest officials are urging people to quit putting up Christmas decorations on the trees on Arizona 179 between Oak Creek and Sedona and on Arizona 89A between Sedona and Cottonwood.

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Fatal Bouldering Accident at Hawk Mountain, Pennsylvania

WNEP reports Sarae Rinker, 18, was killed when a boulder she was climbing shifted at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Rinker was pinned for more than three hours.

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Artist Sells $215 Sneakers With Map and Compass Built In for Aliens

The BBC and other sources report a New York artist is selling sneakers for illegal aliens for $215 that include a built in map and compass.

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Rob the Rubbish Says Snowden is Clean

Robin Kevan, 60, of Llanwrtyd Wells in Powys, reached Snowdon’s 3,560ft summit armed with bin liners and a litter stick because he feared it might have a similar problem to Ben Nevis, Scotland’s 4,406ft peak, where he recently collected six heavy bags of litter, ICWales reports.

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Alaska Unveils Plan for Northern Route Into Denali National Park

The Anchorage News reports Alaska plans a northern Healy to Wonder Lake road into Denali National Park despite opposition from the park.

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Climb 50 States on June 24, 2006, in Cancer Fund Drive

The Climb for Cancer Foundation is seeking people to climb all 50 states on June 24, 2006 as part of its 50-50-1 project – (“50 States – 50 Peaks – 1 Goal”).

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Helicopter Rescue Following 25 Foot Fall on Mount Lemmon

KVOA reports Walthand Mooseman fell 25 feet while climbing Mount Lemmon near Windy Point in Arizona.

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Authorities Debate Fine Following Search for Unregistered Mount Hood Climber

The Mail Tribune reports authorities are debating whether to fine Brian Lester Thibeault, 19, of Medford $150 for not filling out the Mount Hood permit and then having to be rescued.

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