Hiker Struck By Lightning at 2:40 PM on Mount Elbert Descent

News reports indicate that 28-year-old Justin Eggleston was struck in the head by lightning about 2:40 p.m., Sunday, Aug 15 while coming off Mount Elbert.
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Elbert Profile

Colorado is the place to conquer a fourteener Arizona Daily Star, AZ – Jul 8, 2007 Those who want to stand atop the highest of the Colorado fourteeners — 14433-foot Mount Elbert — will have to journey east of Aspen to reach the peak.


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Backcountry Accidents: Fatalities at Mount Gilip, Colorado and Leonard Harrison Park in New York

Man falls to death on Mt. Gilpin
Durango Herald – Durango,CO,USA

A Fort Collins man spending Father’s Day climbing Mt. David Lauer, 64, was climbing the 13,694-foot peak with Anna Milburn-Lauer.

Marine dies in fall at park
Elmira Star-Gazette – Elmira,NY,USA

By BROOKE J. SHERMAN. WELLSBORO – A member of the Parris Island Marine Band died Sunday in Leonard Harrison State Park in a hiking accident.

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

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Park Roundup: Mountaineer Lodge Snoqualmie Fire, Donald Trump Park, Delicate Arch Climb, Rocky Mountain Reprieve

Here’s the May 13 summary of park news including: Mountaineer Lodge Snoqualmie Fire, Donald Trump Park, Delicate Arch Climb, Rocky Mountain Reprieve.
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Backcountry Accidents in Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Missouri, Oregon, and Utah

Here’s the May 13, 2006 round up of backcountry accidents Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Missouri, Oregon, and Utah.
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Coyote, Bear, Mountain Lion Attacks in CO, MA, TN, WA

Here’s a summary of coyote, bear and mountain lion reports in Tennessee, Washington, Colorado and Massachusetts.
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Mount Princeton Fourteener Rescue

Hikers rescued in nick of time
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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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Law Would Permit Access to Closed Colorado Fourteeners


Here’s a rundown on plans to open the Fourteeners back up:
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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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February 2, 2006 Linkage

State Highpoint News

Mt. Hood snowpack 122 percent of average

05:34 PM PST on Tuesday, January 31, 2006
More than three times the amount of snow has fallen this year atop Mount Hood than last year, reaping benefits for Oregon ski areas, resorts and snow tire installers. That’s 122 percent of average snowfall for this time of year. Statewide, the snowfall numbers are even higher, at 130 percent of average. “We had some really nice snowfall for the month of January,” said Jon Lea, a hydrologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service. “Last year was pretty skimpy. This is a whole lot different than it was last year.”
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2 Snowmobiler Fatalities Near Rocky Mountain National Park

New Year’s Day avalanche killed two snowmobilers near Rocky Mountain National Park, officials said.
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Fatal Avalanche Between Fourteeners Torreys Peak and Grays Peak

Patrick D. Niedringhaus, 18, was killed in an avalanche between Fourteeners Torreys Peak and Grays Peak.
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