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Hollywood Ending to Night on Mount Baldy

Hollywood is abuzz over the return of Clay Senechal, 23, (son of Designing Women Star Annie Potts) and and screenwriter Jonathan Lempkin, 43, whose credits include “The Devil’s Advocate” and “Lethal Weapon 4″ from white out and ice conditions on Mount Baldy. They walked into the Mount Baldy Fire Station after a massive search for them (and there were 4 other major searches going on). This year started out in far less deadly fashion than last year on the area’s major peaks, with no reported hiking fatalities so far. Seven hikers on the peaks died in January 2004, including two on Mt. Baldy.

Whitney, Clingmans, Frissell Most Popular Highpoints on Trails.Com has issued its list of most popular (and presumably most downloaded) trails. The downloaded trails are heavily weighted to the Northeast and the New York City metro area in particular with Breakneck Ridge Trail being #1. You might recall my last reporting about being escorted at gunpoint in January 2003 after missing the trailhead and wandering too close to New York City’s water supply tunnel which crosses the Hudson from the Catskills. So, it probably is a good idea to have a map even if the Metro North train actually drops you off at the trailhead (the only trail in the NYC metro area with such specific connections).
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