Thursday, June 16, 2016

Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad - 6/16/16


--Saving grizzly bears in the North Cascades is widely supported among Washington state voters, according to survey results released Monday, June 6. That includes voters, like those in Whatcom County, who live around the ecosystem. California-based Tulchin Research conducted the survey May 19-22 of 600 registered voters in six different parts of the state, including east and west of the Cascades, where the mountain range seems to separate the state politically. To read more, click here.

--Climbers on Mount Baker photographed a recent debris flow across Boulder Glacier on the volcano’s eastern flank in early June — but the barrage of ice and rock was more a geologic curiosity than a real threat to most people. Such debris flows occur occasionally and are not a concern to anyone except mountaineers, a Western Washington University geologist said. But observers will notice what resembles a river of gray on the 10,781-foot summit that’s about 30 miles east of Bellingham. To read more, click here.


--An adult cow moose with three-week-old calves was found shot dead inside Denali National Park Wednesday morning, the National Parks Service says. The moose was discovered near the Denali Post office, NPS wrote in a press release. Park officials determined that it had been killed one or two days prior. To read more, click here.

Notes from All Over:

--Here's an interesting article about innate sexism in action sports and in the promotion of women's action sports...

--So there's been a lot of news recently about people messing around with animals and dangerous natural features in Yellowstone National Park. A fishing guide named Hank Patterson has created a funny and poignant video for those who would visit Yellowstone:

--Children under 14 would be required to wear helmets while skiing or snowboarding under a bill the New York State Senate has passed. But the legislation could die in the state Assembly, where every year for the past 15 years similar bills have died without being voted upon. To read more, click here.

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