Category Archives: California

NY Times Article on Wag Bags Replacing Whitney’s Toilets

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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2007 Badwater to Whitney Race

Runner braves desert heat in 135-mile race Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription), MN – 13 hours ago Daybreak brought renewed energy for Benke, and as he approached Lone Pine, a town at the base of Mount Whitney, a surge of adrenaline … Continue reading

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Badwater Ultramarathon on July 24

On July 24 about 90 of the world’s most seasoned long-distance runners will take on the notoriously grueling Badwater Ultramarathon, which begins in the belly of Death Valley and ends more than halfway up Mount Whitney, the tallest peak in … Continue reading

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Accidents: PCT and Mount Bona Fatalities, Bicyclist Bear Encounter in Banff

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Missing Man’s Backpack Rescues Lost Hikers in California

Lost hikers in San Jacinto Mountains in California stumbled upon the campsite of a hiker missing for a year and his equipment is believed to have spared their lives.

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Backcountry Accidents: Helicopter Rescue of Dog and Hikers in California, AT Accident in Maryland, Fatal Fall in Illinois

Here’s a round up of backcountry accidents in California, Maryland and Illinois.

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Backcountry Accidents: Cub Scouts in California, Fatal Fall on Starr Mountain, TN

Three Cub Scouts reunited after getting lost in state park Napa Valley Register – Napa,CA,USA By MARSHA DORGAN, Register Staff Writer. Three Cub Scouts were reunited with their troop after being lost for about an hour and half in Robert … Continue reading

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2006-02-24 Backcountry Accident Reports on Kilimanjaro, California, Colorado, Hawaii, UK, Utah

Backcountry Accident Reports at February 24, 2006

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2006-02-22 Backcountry Accidents in California, Colorado, Oregon, Virginia, Washington, Australia, Spain

Accident reports as of February 22, 2006

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February 14, 2006 Backcountry Accident Reports

Backcountry accident reports through February 14, 2006.

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February 11, 2006 Linkage

State Highpoint News Warm weather records broken on Mount Washington Boston Globe – United States MOUNT WASHINGTON, NH –Talk about a warm winter — it’s been raining on top of Mount Washington. Tim Markle, chief meteorologist …

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Ohio Doesn’t Like How Arcata is Treating Its McKinley Monument

Canton, Ohio, doesn’t like how Arcata, California, is treating its statue of William McKinley.

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Judge Throws Out $20 Million Wrongful Death Suit in Yosemite

A judge has thrown out the lawsuit that Yosemite was responsible for a fatal rock slide. Below is the original September 14, 2005, post: Superclimb reports climbers fear a $20 million wrongful death suit against Yosemite will end the sport … Continue reading

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Clergyman Accused in Washington Rape in 400 Foot Fatal Plunge at Sequoia National Park

SeattlePI reports Rev. Santos Teixeira fell 400 feet from Moro Rock in Sequoia National Park.

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