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Monthly Archives: August 2007
The Rapid City Journal reports that pine mountain pine beetles are devastating Harney Peak. They are attempt to fight the beetles by thinning trees in the area.
The Washington Post has a review of “Forever on the Mountain” by James M. Tabor about the 1967 Mount McKinley tragedy that claimed the lives of seven men. The climbing team had come together late and was divided into two … Continue reading
Boston.com reports a lightning strike killed 24-year-old Evans Huber of Peak’s Island at the Katahdin Stream campground on August 26 and hurt his brother 18-year-old Emmett Huber.
Al.com reports that the Cheaha Wilderness’ High Falls area is at least 80 percent under control. In four days, firefighters laid about six miles of fire containment lines around the fire.
The News Tribune reports that two of six improvement projects at Mount Rainier have been approved.
The 26th annual Hood to Coast run from Timberline Line Lodge to the Pacific Ocean at Seaside Oregon starts today. In addition to the 197-mile Hood to Coast run the 124-mile Portland to Coast Walk and High School Challenge is … Continue reading
The Olympian has an article on Mount Rainier discussions about whether to reopen Carbon Road which remains closed after the November 2007 floods.
The New York Times has an article on the vicinity of Black Mountain. It notes:
Reports indicate there is a 600-acre fire in the Cheaha Wilderness which is already reeling from drought and heat.
The New York Times has an article about the 618-page White Mountain Guide now being available online (although you still have to be a member to read it).
Perhaps you never thought of it, but the nickname for Katahdin is “Kate.” At least that’s the nickname for a boat according to the Press Herald.
The Honoluluadvertiser reports that a third of the feral cats on the Mauna Kea west slope between 6,500 to 9,000 have toxoplasmosis, a protozoan parasite.
The BBC reports on Peter Phennah and Rob Snellgrove climbing Snowdon in a horse costume for a fundraiser.
Sportscities reports on the Mount Rainier Mountaineering Festival sponsored by the Washington Trails Association.
The Post-Gazette reports on problems with the windmills along the Backbone Mountain ridge in Pennyslvania and West Virginia.