Hiking Nevada’s County High Points

Andy Martin at the cohp group notes the arrival of Hiking Nevada’s County High Points
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Talkeetna-base camp pilot Cliff Hudson has died.

Alaska Dispatch reports Talkeetna-base camp pilot Cliff Hudson has died.


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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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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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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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Pine Beetles Devastating Harney Peak

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.


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Book About 1967 Tragedy That Killed Seven on Mount McKinley


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 factions, which seems to have contributed to the disaster. Joe Wilcox, one of the expedition’s leaders, has shouldered much of the blame through the years, both from fellow team members and others. In this book, Tabor sets out to vindicate him.


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