Urban Legend About Central Landfall Being Higher Than Jerimoth Hill

The Jamestown Press reports on the urban that the Central Landfill is higher than Jerimoth Hill (it’s not)

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We Mourn Black Mountain Activist Hazel King

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports on the passing of Hazel King, an activisit who helped prevent the mountaintop removal of Black Mountain in 1999.
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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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Brooke Astor’s High Point, New Jersey Connection

Biographies about the death this week of 105-year-old philanthropist Brooke Astor have highlighted a period when she married into the Kuser Family of High Point, New Jersey fame.
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Body Near Boundary Peak May Be Glider Pilot

The Record Courier reports Mono County searchers have located a body while looking for a missing Minden glider pilot. Geoffrey Loyns was last heard heard from in the area.


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Clingmans Dome Ties All Time Record of 72F

The Dickson Herald reports the Great Smoky Mountains National Park site and highest point in Tennessee — hit 72 degrees Friday.


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573 Mount McKinley Summits in 2007

The Associated Press reports that 573 of the 1,218 mountaineers summited Mount McKinley in 2007. Five climbers died.
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50 For Tibet Program Climbs Granite Peak

The Billings Gazette on August 4, 2007 had an article on the 50 for Tibet program.
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Lawsuit Over No Bid Mount Magazine Contracts

Contractors are suing over the $32.6 million no bid contract to build Mount Magazine Lodge.
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Bicycle Race Up Mount Magazine

The Celebrity Classic Cycling State Race, a one-day criterion bicycle race, will change in style in May from a short 0.08-mile track to a stage race beginning at Ben Geren. Although the course hasn’t yet been mapped, planners are considering sending the racers up Arkansas 255, through Barling, onto Arkansas 22 to Paris, Mount Magazine and on to Russellville where another race is planned later, Moody said.
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Landslide Obliterates Mount Hood Loop Trail

Trail Damage: Mt. Hood loop trail may be cut for good Seattle Post Intelligencer – Jul 18, 2007 PORTLAND – A huge landslide has severed a trail used by thousands of hikers to circle Oregon’s Mount Hood, and US Forest Service officials don’t know

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Searchers Seek Lost Victims on Mount Hood

Oregon searchers try again to find climbers’ bodies on Mount Hood Houston Chronicle, United States – Jul 10, 2007 Seven months after three climbers died during a storm on Oregon’s Mount Hood, rescue workers are making plans to search for the bodies of two of them.


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Boulder Pins Woman on Mount Hood

Hiker Airlifted off Mount Hood After Boulder Pins Her Foot FOX News – 6 hours ago After nearly five hours on Mount Hood, Emily Vansteenwyk’s companions tried again to use a log and a rock to nudge the boulder off her foot.

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150th Anniversary of First Mount Hood Climb

Mt. Hood celebrates historic 1857 climb OregonLive.com, OR – 13 hours ago Monday marks the 150th anniversary of the first documented climb to Mount Hood’s 11239-foot summit by Henry Pittock, LJ Powell, William S. Buckley,

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84 Year Old Bill Painter in Record Rainier Summit

84-year-old summits WA’s Mount Rainier _ again Seattle Post Intelligencer – Jul 4, 2007 An 84-year-old retired plutonium worker says he’s reached the summit of Mount Rainier – for the sixth time. Bill Painter has made all his ascents of the

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