Monthly Archives: June 2006

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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I’ve fallen behind on posts. Here’s some uncharacterized links.

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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