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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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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The New York Times has an article on NYC county highpoints strategic importance during the Revolutionary War.
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Here’s an update on February 3, 2005:
WNBC reports the body of Myung Geuk Choi has been found at the base of a 100 foot cliff at Breakneck Ridge in suburban New York City. Trails.com had noted the Breakneck is the most popular map downloaded from its site. Locals note that in addition to the usual cliffs rising off the Hudson, it also has cliffs dropping unexpectedly from a massive quary at its base. Choi had been missing since Jan. 2 and was searched for by more than 100 people.
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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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The AP published on WNBC reports 16-year-old Allen Glick of Englewood, N.J. lost his footing and slid 400 feet on Mount Coldon where he broke his leg. His party called 911 and transported him to Lake Arnold where rangers evacuated him.
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