Talk of a second Missouri nuke surfaced just a few days before the December 14 Taum Sauk disaster.
Jean Trousdale reports that Paul Zumwalt, first winner of the Jack Longacre and Vin Hoeman awards, guidebook author, and definitive friend of highpointers passed on Monday, Dec. 19.
Following is the funeral arrangements and obituary informatio for Paul Zumwalt (provided by his daughter Judy Zumwalt)
This message is from Louis Picone (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Hello, my name is Louis Picone and I am a member of the High Pointers club. I e-mailed you a while ago to let you know that I was attempting to break the 3 year old record of 6 state high points in 24 hours and I have just returned from my attempt. Several days after I e-mailed you, I received a response from someone that you forwarded my e-mail to, but I had some computer problems and I lost the e-mails, so please forward this along to whoever is interested in this information
THe Corvallis, Oregon, Gazette Times reports that Miriam Richards wants to climb the last three states (Rainier/Gannett/McKinley) in 2005. She also has MS. She has to raise $30,000 to climb McKinley because of special arrangements have to be made — noting that guides are reluctant to take her on.