Monthly Archives: August 2007

Boulder Pins Woman on Mount Hood

Hiker Airlifted off Mount Hood After Boulder Pins Her Foot FOX News – 6 hours ago After nearly five hours on Mount Hood, Emily Vansteenwyk’s companions tried again to use a log and a rock to nudge the boulder off … Continue reading

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150th Anniversary of First Mount Hood Climb

Mt. Hood celebrates historic 1857 climb, OR – 13 hours ago Monday marks the 150th anniversary of the first documented climb to Mount Hood’s 11239-foot summit by Henry Pittock, LJ Powell, William S. Buckley, …

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84 Year Old Bill Painter in Record Rainier Summit

84-year-old summits WA’s Mount Rainier _ again Seattle Post Intelligencer – Jul 4, 2007 An 84-year-old retired plutonium worker says he’s reached the summit of Mount Rainier – for the sixth time. Bill Painter has made all his ascents of … Continue reading

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Bears No Longer Relocated to Mount Rogers

Living in bear country – a privilege and a responsibility Rappahannock News, VA – Jul 3, 2007 In the past, he was involved in relocating bears to the Mount Rogers area of Virginia, but this is no longer an option … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Legislator Urges Renaming Negro Mountain

Clout | Youngblood’s assault on Negro Mountain Philadelphia Daily News, PA – Jul 13, 2007

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Kenton Merc Sold

‘The Merc’ is back in Kenton (subscription), OK – Jul 28, 2007 My son wanted to hike the Black Mesa last weekend — and I had a package to pick up at the Hitching Post Ranch — good excuses … Continue reading

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2007 Off Road Bike Assault on Mount Mitchell

Traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway this weekend? Asheville Citizen-Times, NC – Jul 7, 2007 The Mount Mitchell observation tower and tower trail will be closed due to construction until further notice. There will also be trail detours on the Old … Continue reading

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Who Owns What at High Point?

Treasures: Who owns what in Sussex County? New Jersey Herald, NJ – Jul 14, 2007 She recalled the vanishing act of many artifacts at High Point State Park’s Kuser Mansion, which closed to the public in 1979. "What happened up … Continue reading

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Mount Washington 2007 Bike Race Cancelled

Mt. Washington bike race canceled WCAX, VT – Jul 9, 2007 … year in 2007 — was supposed to be a lucky day, but not for nearly 300 cyclists who planned to compete in a race up (New Hampshire’s) Mount … Continue reading

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Essay on Black Mountain, Kentucky

Thinking about the mountain – Daniel Silliman Henry Herald, GA – Jul 23, 2007 The car, released, hummed down the mountain. The mountain — Black Mountain, the tallest of the Cumberland Mountains and the highest point in Kentucky — was … Continue reading

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Windmills Planned for Backbone Mountain

With Close Contacts, Md. Wind Project Gets Boost Washington Post, United States – Jul 22, 2007 State law and the environmental protections it afforded all but scuttled his proposal last year for 24 windmills atop Backbone Mountain at the state’s … Continue reading

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Governor Climbs Katahdin

Governor makes it to summit of Katahdin, ME – Jul 13, 2007 John Baldacci and some members of his climbing party pause Wednesday along Mount Katahdin’s Saddle Trail. From left are Jack Baldacci, the governor’s son, …

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Grand Canary Telescope Tops Mauna Kea for World’s Biggest

Largest telescope starts gazing Guardian Unlimited, UK – Jul 12, 2007 A powerful array of 36 separate mirrors form a single mirror that is 10.4 metres (34ft) wide, 4% larger than the Keck telescopes at Mauna Kea, Hawaii. …

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Corvette Show on Brasstown Bald

Top of Georgia Corvette Show Helps SAFE Union Sentinel, GA – Jul 19, 2007 The Annual ‘Top of Georgia’ All Corvette Show at Brasstown Bald Mountain resulted in a parking lot full of beautiful vehicles and a healthy donation for … Continue reading

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Elbert Profile

Colorado is the place to conquer a fourteener Arizona Daily Star, AZ – Jul 8, 2007 Those who want to stand atop the highest of the Colorado fourteeners — 14433-foot Mount Elbert — will have to journey east of Aspen … Continue reading

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