Flap Over Yellowstone Snowmobile Joke

Snowmobilers are calling for the resignation of John Sacklin is Yellowstone’s lead planner on the winter-use environmental study that examines the effects of snowmobiles in the park after he forwarded a snowmobile joke to them.
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February 14, 2006 Backcountry Accident Reports

Backcountry accident reports through February 14, 2006.
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Is There A Real Brokeback Mountain?

Much of Brokeback Mountain is set in Riverton, Wyoming, gateway to the Wind River Range and Gannett Peak.
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Bear Spray Spares Yellowstone Hikers in Grizzly Attack

The AP reports say two hikers near Shoshone Lake in Yellowstone were attacked fully stride by a grizzly bear which relented after being sprayed in the face by bear spray.
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Father and Son in Mystery 200 Foot Fall on Bridge Near Mammoth Springs in Yellowstone

Police are investigating the mystery 200 foot plunge from a bridge of a father and son at Yellowstone.
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2 Off Trail Hikers Fall Into Yellowstone Thermal Pools

The NPS Morning Report notes two off trail hikers received burns after falling into thermal areas at Yellowstone.
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60 Foot Fall on Rodeo Wall in Snake River Canyon in Wyoming

JHZone reports Sandra Edmiston, 22, fell 60 feet during a rappel down Rodeo Wall in Snake River Canyon in Wyoming.


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Climber Airlifted Off Grand Teton After 65 Foot Fall

Grand Teton at Sunset WQAD reports Anthony Brandon, of Dubuque was airlifted on Grand Teton after falling 65 feet.
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Fatal 300 Foot Fall on Cloudveil Dome in Tetons

The AP reports Heather L. Paul, 34, of Jackson, died while descending Cloudveil Dome with a partner.
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11 Injured in Lightning Strike at Old Faithful

11 visitors were injured in a lightning strike at Old Faithful in Yellowstone.
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Dislodged Rock Breaks Woman’s Arm While Climbing Devil’s Tower

Aberdeen News reports Rita Sanders broke an arm when a rock dislodged by a climber above hit her on Devil’s Tower.
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Climber Falls 1,000 Feet While Attempting to Rescue Crampon on Middle Teton

Planet Jackson Hole report Justin Sobol, 22, of Oakland Park, Florida, was airlifted after falling 1,000 feet while attempting a glissade to retrieve his crampons near Icefloe Lake, below the southwest face of the Middle Teton
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Jim Ratz (1953-2005), Jackson Hole Guide Co-Owner, NOLS Leader

The Casper Times reports Jim Ratz, 52, former executive director of the National Outdoor Leadership School and co-owner of the Jackson Hole Mountain Guides, was died while rapelling Sinks Canyon across from the Sawmill Campground on Highway 131 near his home in Lander, Wyoming.
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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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Devil’s Tower Will Not Be Renamed Bear Lodge

The Casper Tribune reports Devils Tower National Park Superintendent Lisa Eckert has off the idea of giving the Devil’s Tower National Monument the added designation of Bear Lodge Historic Landmark after Wyoming’s Congressional delegation objected. Devil’s Tower was the first national monument. She said the Park though will try to discourage climbers from making attempts in June in recognition of American Indian religious ceremonies by requiring registrations. The June voluntary no-climbing “compliance” rate has dropped from about 86 percent in 1995 to 69 percent in 2004.


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