Windmills Planned for Backbone Mountain

With Close Contacts, Md. Wind Project Gets Boost Washington Post, United States – Jul 22, 2007 State law and the environmental protections it afforded all but scuttled his proposal last year for 24 windmills atop Backbone Mountain at the state’s
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Governor Climbs Katahdin

Governor makes it to summit of Katahdin MaineToday.com, ME – Jul 13, 2007 John Baldacci and some members of his climbing party pause Wednesday along Mount Katahdin’s Saddle Trail. From left are Jack Baldacci, the governor’s son,

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Grand Canary Telescope Tops Mauna Kea for World’s Biggest

Largest telescope starts gazing Guardian Unlimited, UK – Jul 12, 2007 A powerful array of 36 separate mirrors form a single mirror that is 10.4 metres (34ft) wide, 4% larger than the Keck telescopes at Mauna Kea, Hawaii.

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Corvette Show on Brasstown Bald

Top of Georgia Corvette Show Helps SAFE Union Sentinel, GA – Jul 19, 2007 The Annual ‘Top of Georgia’ All Corvette Show at Brasstown Bald Mountain resulted in a parking lot full of beautiful vehicles and a healthy donation for

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Elbert Profile

Colorado is the place to conquer a fourteener Arizona Daily Star, AZ – Jul 8, 2007 Those who want to stand atop the highest of the Colorado fourteeners — 14433-foot Mount Elbert — will have to journey east of Aspen to reach the peak.

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2007 Badwater to Whitney Race

Runner braves desert heat in 135-mile race Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription), MN – 13 hours ago Daybreak brought renewed energy for Benke, and as he approached Lone Pine, a town at the base of Mount Whitney, a surge of adrenaline took over.

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New Superintendent for Magazine Mountain

Natural’ leader Russellville Courier, AR – Jul 16, 2007 He oversees 10 state parks, including Lake Dardanelle and Mount Magazine. Brown, 51, a longtime Arkansas River Valley resident, has been in the state park


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Humphreys Peak Info

Flagstaff’s ring of fire: Route 66 town heats up, and not just Miami Herald, FL – Jul 10, 2007 It’s a collection of peaks (Humphreys Peak is the tallest) in the shape of a horseshoe that was once a single 16000-foot volcano built up by layers of lava

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Mount McKinley 2007 Climbing Season Ends

McKinley climbing season tested veterans Anchorage Daily News (subscription), AK – Jul 22, 2007 By CRAIG MEDRED Untold crevasse falls later, a Mount McKinley climbing season haunted by the winter of 2006-07 is winding to an end.

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Cheaha Park Trucking in Water Because of Drought

Cheaha Resort State Park trucking in water Huntsville Times, AL – Jul 3, 2007 Cheaha Resort State Park is taking measures to stay open with the recent drought drying up the water supply. The park has trucked in 40000 gallons of water

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Ameren Engineer Removed Questioned Safety Probes After Taum Sauk

Following are recent headlines from the Taum Sauk disaster:
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Profile of Mount McKinley’s Weather Station

The Associated Press has an article about Japanese mountaineer Yoshitomi Okura climb of Mount McKinley each year to install its weather station.
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Wheeler Peak Reopens Following Summer 2006 Fire Concerns

Wheeler Peak has reopen following fire restrictions.
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High Point, NJ, To Reopen Following Budget Impasse

High Point, NJ, is scheduled to open by Friday, July 8 following a budget shutdown.
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Humphreys Peak Reopens After Fire Concern Closure

Humphreys Peak has reopened following a two week closure due to fire cocerns.
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