Ameren Documentary on Taum Sauk Collapse Stirs Controversy

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and other newspapers are being surprised by Ameren’s P.R. push following the Taum Sauk disaster with the airing of “A New Beginning: Johnson’s Shut-ins State Park”
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Summiting Highpoints in the Nude

The Guardian in an article by nude hiker Hank Wangford reports that Nepal is moving to ban nude summiting Everest after a climber stripped on the summit in 2006.
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March of Dimes Monument Moved From Mount Mansfield Nose

The Burlington Free Press has an article on the moving of the March of Dimes monument from the Nose of Mount Mansfield to a more visible location at Mayo Farm in the village of Stowe.
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Road to Mount Greylock Closed Until 2009

The road to Mount Greylock is closed and scheduled to reopen in 2009. You can get updates on the official site which notes:
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Change in Kentucky Waiver Address

The State of Kentucky has taken over the Kentucky Coal Museum in Benham which is where waivers to climb Black Mountain had been housed and the state of Kentucky does not want to handle them. You now must mail the waiver directly to the Penn-Virginia Coal Company.

Waivers are required because the highpoint is on private property and there is coal mining operations in the area.

The release is available at:
http://americasroof.com/ky-release.html


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Youtube Video of White Butte Rattlesnakes

Mark Kalinowski has a remark youtube video showing the rattlesnakes on White Butte.
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40th Anniversary of Fatal Crash on Mount Washington Cog Railway

The Associated Press via Newsday has a story on the 40th anniversary of a crash on the Mount Washington cog railway which killed 8 and injured at least 70.
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Rainier’s Highway 123 Scheduled to Reopen Sept. 28

The News Tribune reports that Highway 123 on the east side of Rainier between Paradise and Sunrise could be open by Sept. 28.
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New Highpointing Book: A Walk Across the Top of America

The Winston-Salem JounralNow reports on Douglas Butler’s highpointing book A Walk Across the Top of America.
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Governors of Maine and New Brunswick Agree to Climb Each Others Highpoints

The governors of Maine and New Brunswick, Canada, have agreed to climb each other’s highpoints in 2008 according to Mainteoday.
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Stargazing in Kenton, Oklahoma – “the darkest place in the world”

The Tulsa World has an article about stargazing at Kenton, Oklahoma, which locals say is the darkest place in the world.
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NY Times Article on Wag Bags Replacing Whitney’s Toilets

Mount Whitney The New York Times has an article on Wag bags replacing the summit toilet on Mount Whitney (and in other wilderness areas).
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Court Blocks Luxury Home Development on Whitney Portal Road

Yubanet reports that the California Court of Appeals on August 27, 2007, issued an order prohibiting development of 27 luxury home on Whitney Portal Road.
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Climbing Mount Rainier 300 Times

The News Tribune reports that Robert Link, 49, of Bend, Oregon, is the latest person to join the 300 Club consisting of people who have climbed Rainier 300 times.
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Mount Rogers/Blue Ridge Mountains #1 Virginia Wonder

InRich.com reports that Mount Roger/Blue Ridge Mountains is the first of Virginia’s Seven Wonders.
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