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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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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Lightning Fatality at Baxter State Park

Boston.com reports a lightning strike killed 24-year-old Evans Huber of Peak’s Island at the Katahdin Stream campground on August 26 and hurt his brother 18-year-old Emmett Huber.
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Climbing Kate

Perhaps you never thought of it, but the nickname for Katahdin is “Kate.” At least that’s the nickname for a boat according to the Press Herald.


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Governor Climbs Katahdin

Governor makes it to summit of Katahdin MaineToday.com, ME – Jul 13, 2007 John Baldacci and some members of his climbing party pause Wednesday along Mount Katahdin’s Saddle Trail. From left are Jack Baldacci, the governor’s son,

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Profile of Maine’s Harry Vanderweide

Maintoday has an amusing article Harry Vanderweide a rotound character who is frequently evoked in various Maine battles.
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Katahdin Lake Approved

The Katahdin Lake acquisition at Baxter State Park which had aggravated locals but thrilled park goers has been signed into law.
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2006-02-16 Backcounty Accident Roundup: British Columbia, Spain, Maine, Montana, Russia

Accidents in North American Mountaineering (Accidents in North American Mountaineering) Backcountry accident reports on the wires on February 16, 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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Baxter in $14 Million Expansion to Include Katahdin Lake

Trust for Public Land has closed on a $14 million expansion of 6,000 acres of Baxter State Park.
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Baxter Interim Director Jensen Bissell Promoted to Replace Buzz Caverly

Interim Baxter Park Director Jensen Bissell, of Milo has been promoted to replace Buzz Caverly at the park.


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Baxter Relatives Complain About Director Selection Process

Relatives of Percival Baxter who donated Maine’s highest point are complaining they are not being consulted on the replacement of Buzz Caverly as director.
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Helicopter Rescue on Mount Cranberry in Maine

Boston.com reports Steven Mazerolle, 52, of China, broke his leg while climbing a steep snow and ice covered portion of the Appalachian Trail on Mount Cranberry in was with two others on Saturday when he fell on ice- and snow-covered rocks along a steep section of the Appalachian Trail on Maine’s Mount Cranberry.
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Wilma’s Big Snow/Blow From Brasstown to Katahdin

I’ve been a bit under the weather for the past month or so but am now getting caught up. Here’s some additional storm info and the big snows that occurred when Wilma going up the coast from Florida slammed into the season’s first big cold front. (more…)


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Buzz Caverly To Retire After 46 Years at Baxter State Park

Baxter State Park Director Buzz Caverly plans to retire July 1 according to the Bangor News.
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