Authorities Debate Fine Following Search for Unregistered Mount Hood Climber

The Mail Tribune reports authorities are debating whether to fine Brian Lester Thibeault, 19, of Medford $150 for not filling out the Mount Hood permit and then having to be rescued.

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Hood to Coast Relay Fills in One Day

KOIN reports all spots for the 25th annual Fred Meyer Hood to Coast Relay filled in one one day.

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Fatal Fall on Goat Mountain, Oregon

KOIN reports Curtis Charles Meister fell 100-150 feet to his death on Goat Mountain, outside Estacada, Oregon.

The friends said they were all hiking when Meister said he wanted to climb down the cliff. He lost his grip and fell 150-200 feet to the ground below. He suffered an extensive head wound.

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Fatal 700 Foot Fall After Climb on Three Fingered Jack in Oregon

Three Fingered Jack KGW reports a 23-year-old college student fellow 700 feet while returning to the trail after a climb of Three-Fingered Jack in Linn County, Oregon.

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Woman Breaks Leg On Mount Washington, Oregon

The Statesman-Journal reports a helicopter rescued Joan Ding near the summit of Mout Washington, Oregon, after she fel 15 feet breaking her leg and finger.

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Body Found After 2 Weeks on Oregon’s Mount McLoughlin

KGW reports the body of John V. Zazzara who was missing for two weeks on Mount McLoughlin was found by a friend who was searching for him.

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Fatal 1,000 Foot Fall on Hood’s Cooper Spur

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports Todd R. Engelhardt fell 1,000 feet on the Cooper Spur route of Mount Hood along the Newton-Clark glacier.

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80 Foot Fatal Fall in Silver Falls State Park, Oregon

The Seattle Post Intelligencer reports Elizabeth Reddout of Castle Rock, WA, fell 80 feet at Winter Falls in Silver Falls State Park in Oregon.

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3rd Dog Rescue in 4 Years in Hood’s Zig Zag Canyon

KOIN reports the 3rd incident in for years where a dog had to be rescued in Zig Zag Canyon on Mount Hood.

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2 Airlifted After Avalanche on Oregon’s North Sister

Avalanche The Oregonian reports the Oregon National Guard airlifted two climbers after an avalanche injured them on the North Sister.

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Mount Hood Meadows Seeks Million Gallon Snowmaking Machine

Following the record low snow year, Mount Hood Meadows Ski Resort is asking permission to build a million gallon tank to handel snow making chores according to Oregon Live.

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USGS Lists 169 Volcanoes That Need to Be Watched

Spatial News reports the USGS has issued it first list of 169 U.S. volcanoes that need to be monitored through its National Volcano Early Warning System (NVEWS) .

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Heavy Snows Reopen Northwest Ski Resorts for First Time Since January

Nearly two feet of snow in the past two weeks have opened Northwest Ski Resorts for the first time since mid-January in this year’s record low snow. Ironically March 31 is the last date that Snotel traditionally measures snowpack. The snow depth at the Mount Hood Station jumped from about 37 inches on March 23rd to 60 inches yesterday. But that’s still only 31 percent of average which is normally more than 100 inches this time of year.

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Exhibit Shows 82 X’s Where Indians Signed Away Rainier and Hood in 1855 Point Elliott Treaty

The HeraldNet reports an exhibit at the Mukilteo Light Station shows the actual 1855 Point Elliott Treaty signed with 82 “X” mark signatures from Indian Chiefs in which they gave Mount Hood and Mount Rainier to the white men. The exhibit is at Mukilteo’s Point Elliott which is where it is believed to have been signed (although some reports indicate it could have been closer to the mouth of the Snohomish River, where a major native village stood in 1855, in what is now Everett).

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Unroped Climber Killed on McClellan Butte, Oregon

An AP article says Brian Landeck, 46, fell 600 feet on 5,160-foot McClellan Butte east of North Bend, Oregon. He was unroped at the time.

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