Backcountry Accidents: Four Peaks, Arizona and Franklin Mountains, Texas

Backcontry Accidents: Fatalitie in Four Peaks Wilderness in Arizona and Franklin Mountains of Texas.
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Texas Hiker in Helicopter Rescue After Jumping Mount Bonnell Fence May Face Fine

Austin is considering a $500 fine for hiker who jumped the fence on Mount Bonnell and had to be rescued by helicopter.
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Fatal Fall on Ron Coleman Trail in El Paso’s Franklin Mountains

The Houston Chronicle reports a woman fell 100 feet while attempting to cross from McKelligon Canyon Park to the Franklin Mountains by El Paso.
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Woman Rescue in Heavy Storm at Amistad NRA in Texas

The NPS Morning Report says a woman was rescued in heavy storm after she fell in Pecos River Canyon in Amistad NRA.
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Fatality at Mule Ears in Big Bend, Texas

The Houston Chronicle reports Big Bend hikers found what is believed to be the body of Peter Bastien who was reported missing in June on Mule Ears in the park. A seven-day air and ground search was conducted in June when authorities found Bastien’s car at the trailhead. In May another hiker died from dehydration less than 24 hours after being reported missing. Temperatures often exceed 100 degress in the summer.


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Is New Mexico Going to Sue to Take Guadalupe Peak From Texas?

Texas/New Mexico/Oklahoma Tripoint on 103rd Meridian New Mexico may be in the process of suing to take Guadalupe Peak back from Texas. The New Mexico Senate voted 33-0 to sue Texas for return of 603,485 acres of land three miles east of its current border to what it says should be the correct border on the 103rd meridian. New Mexico maintains the border was the result of an 1859 surveyor mistake. The bill now goes to the House.
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