Climbing Kate

Perhaps you never thought of it, but the nickname for Katahdin is “Kate.” At least that’s the nickname for a boat according to the Press Herald.

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Toxoplasmosis Outbreak in Mauna Kea Feral Cats

The Honoluluadvertiser reports that a third of the feral cats on the Mauna Kea west slope between 6,500 to 9,000 have toxoplasmosis, a protozoan parasite.

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Climbing Snowdon in A Horse Costume

The BBC reports on Peter Phennah and Rob Snellgrove climbing Snowdon in a horse costume for a fundraiser.

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Mount Rainier Climbing Festival Sept. 15-16

Sportscities reports on the Mount Rainier Mountaineering Festival sponsored by the Washington Trails Association.
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High Bird and Bat Mortality at Backbone Mountain Windmills

The Post-Gazette reports on problems with the windmills along the Backbone Mountain ridge in Pennyslvania and West Virginia.
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Another name for Cheaha Acronym

The Anninstar Star reports on another name for the acronym CHEAHA (Christian Home Educators at Home in Anniston and Calhoun County) — a home schooling organization.

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Ameren Gets Permission to Rebuild Taum Sauk Reservoir

Various reports that Ameren has received permission to rebuild the Taum Sauk Reservoir.
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August in New Hampshire: Sleet, Rime Ice, Freezing Temps 72 MPH Winds Postpone Mount Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb

Boston.com has an artilce on the postponement of the Mount Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb which was also postponed in July due to weather.

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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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