Minis on Top Rally On Mount Washington

A swarm of 191 Mini Coopers summited Mount Washington on June 17 on the fourth annual Minis on Top Rally.

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Report Cites 22% Reduction in Backpacking Trips Between 1998 and 2005

The Outdoor Industry Foundation says backpacking trips deceased 22% from 16.3 million in 1998 to 13.5 million in 2005.

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2 Injured in 500 Foot Fall Into Devil’s Kitchen on Mount Hood Involving Three Parties

Two were injured in a 500 foot fall on Mount Hood into Devil’s Kitchen involving three parties.

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250 Climb Mount Washington in Seek the Peak Hike A Thon

250 have climbed Mount Washington in the Seek The Peak Hike A Thon to benefit the mountain’s observatory.

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NASA Pulls Plug on Mauna Kea Outrigger Telescope

NASA has pulled the plug on the huge Outrigger Telescope on Mauna Kea.

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Visitors Ignoring Humphreys Peak Ban

Visitors are ignoring the closure of Humphreys Peak and Coconino National Forest because of fire concerns.

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Profile of Maine’s Harry Vanderweide

Maintoday has an amusing article Harry Vanderweide a rotound character who is frequently evoked in various Maine battles.

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Backcountry Accidents: Fatalities at Mount Gilip, Colorado and Leonard Harrison Park in New York

Man falls to death on Mt. Gilpin
Durango Herald – Durango,CO,USA

A Fort Collins man spending Father’s Day climbing Mt. David Lauer, 64, was climbing the 13,694-foot peak with Anna Milburn-Lauer.

Marine dies in fall at park
Elmira Star-Gazette – Elmira,NY,USA

By BROOKE J. SHERMAN. WELLSBORO — A member of the Parris Island Marine Band died Sunday in Leonard Harrison State Park in a hiking accident.

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3 Hurt in 500 Foot Mount Hood Fall

Three were hurt in a 500 foot Mount Hood fall.

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Rainier Fatality

A woman was found at the base of a waterfall on the southwest slope of Rainier.

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Backcountry Accidents: Four Peaks, Arizona and Franklin Mountains, Texas

Backcontry Accidents: Fatalitie in Four Peaks Wilderness in Arizona and Franklin Mountains of Texas.

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Boy Scouts say the tallest climbing tower (60 feet) is now near Wausau, Wisconsin.

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Accidents: Fatality at Big Bradley Falls North Carolina and South Sister Oregon Rescue

Backcountry accident reports: Big Bradley Falls and South Sister, Oregon.

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Badwater Ultramarathon on July 24

On July 24 about 90 of the world’s most seasoned long-distance runners will take on the notoriously grueling Badwater Ultramarathon, which begins in the belly of Death Valley and ends more than halfway up Mount Whitney, the tallest peak in the continental United States.

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