Thursday, July 6, 2017

Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad - 7/6/17


--The Everett Daily Herald is reporting that, "A 22-year-old rock climber was rescued by helicopter Sunday after she fell down a ravine outside of Darrington. She tumbled at least 100 feet. The woman was climbing with a partner on Exfoliation Dome off the Mountain Loop Highway. Her partner called for help around 7:44 p.m." To read more, click here.

--The Leavenworth Climbing Rangers recently posted that, "Bridge Creek wall and the surrounding vicinity is still closed to accommodate a pair of Golden Eagles that have nested there for several decades now.This closure has been seasonally in place for only a couple years now; historically low use in the Bridge Creek area did not warrant a closure, but with climbing use increasing a closure has become necessary. Check out the posters below for more detailed information. Thanks for all your cooperation and we'll let everyone know as soon as this is lifted!"

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--The Leavenworth Climbing Rangers had a second post on Facebook, "our new fledgling Peregrine Falcons on both Snow Creek Wall and Midnight Rock have successfully taken flight! We can officially open Midnight Rock to climbing at this point, and the north end of snow creek wall is safe to access at this point too. (Snow Creek Wall doesn't have an official closure most years due to the nesting location)."

--The Washington Trails Association has a new Executive Director. The Seattle Times has posted a profile of Jill Simmons, here.


--It appears that the Tioga Pass Resort has been seriously damaged by winter snows. To read more and to see photos, click here.

--Inyo National Forest has closed sections of the Rush Creek Trail. To read more, click here.

Desert Southwest:

--It appears that there was a rockslide in Zion National Park on Monday that injured one person. Rockfall originated above the Riverside Walk trail. To read more, click here.


--The Aspen Times is reporting that, "A climber near Snowmass Lake had to be airlifted out Saturday night and taken to Aspen Valley Hospital, according to a news release Sunday from Pitkin County. The man, who was transported via Flight for Life to the hospital, is believed to have suffered a broken leg and head injury, said Pitkin County Sheriff’s Deputy Levi Borst. “We believe he fell down a slope and ran into a rock buttress,” he said, adding that it was “hard to know” whether the injuries came from the actual fall or his collision with the buttress." To read more, click here.

--The Denver Post is reporting that, "Colorado’s great outdoors is an economic powerhouse. Two reports out this week found that the outdoor-recreation and tourism industries, which often lend each other a hand, accounted for $28 billion and $19.7 billion, respectively, in consumer spending last year." To read more, click here.

--There is significant land for sale around Battle Mountain Ski Resort. This will likely be developed into a new resort. To read more, click here.

--It shouldn't surprise anyone that the Denver Post is saying that Denver has secured both the Outdoor Retailer's future summer and winter shows. To read more, click here.

Notes from All Over:

--KTUU Alaska is reporting that, "A woman was reportedly injured after she fell 20 feet into a crevasse on Spencer Glacier in Portage, according to Alaska State Troopers." To read more, click here. is reporting that, "A 20-year-old woman was hospitalized in critical condition Saturday after she fell while rock climbing in Big Cottonwood Canyon. The woman was not wearing a helmet when she fell about 50 feet near the Storm Mountain area about 5 p.m., said Unified Police Lt. Paul Barker." To read more, click here.

Bigfoot's at the Airport Mall

--Yeah, so Rob Lowe says he saw Bigfoot. Check it out.

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