Thursday, January 12, 2023

Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad - 1/12/23


--Here's an avalanche report from an incident on Incline Peak.

--Outside is reporting that, "The Range of Light National Monument would link Yosemite and Sequoia–Kings Canyon National Parks. Thousands of acres in California’s Sierra National Forest have been proposed as a national monument. Many argue that the protection is crucial for wildlife, the environment, and wilderness recreation. But it will face stiff opposition." To read more, click here.

Desert Southwest:

--SnowBrains is reporting that, "On Monday, an avalanche killed a hiker at Mount Charleston, near Las Vegas, NV. The man was hiking at 11,000 feet on the Mummy Spring trail in the Spring Mountains recreation area next to the Lee Canyon ski area when he was caught in a slide in a wooded area. It is not yet known if the man triggered the slide or if he was caught in a natural avalanche." To read more, click here.

--The Deseret Sun is reporting that, "an Orange County woman who died after falling and hitting her head on a rugged trail above Joshua Tree National Park's Rattlesnake Canyon near Indian Cove has been identified. The Riverside County coroner's office identified the deceased woman as 58-year-old Anna Nuno of Lakewood, in Los Angeles County." To read more, click here.

Colorado and Utah:

--Climbing has posted a tribute to the climbers we lost in 2022.

--The Colorado Sun is reporting that, "Two men were killed in a backcountry avalanche Saturday afternoon near Winter Park. The Grand County Sheriff’s Office says it was alerted to the slide on Corona Pass, in the area of Mount Epworth and Pumphouse Lake, at about 2:15 p.m. 'Initial reports were that two snowmobilers had become buried in the avalanche,' the sheriff’s office said." To read more, click here.

--2 KUTV is reporting that, "Several weekend search and rescue operations have authorities across Utah urging preparedness. Teams helped victims in Cache and Washington County, as well as a man who crashed and broke his leg while backcountry skiing in Big Cottonwood Canyon." To read more, click here.

Notes from All Over:

--KTLA 5 is reporting that, "A female hiker on Mt. Baldy died after sliding an estimated 500-700 feet down Baldy Bowl’s steep, icy hillside Sunday, authorities announced.  Officials with the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department received a call from the California Office of Emergency Services in reference to “an SOS message from a Garmin InReach device” stating that a hiker had just fallen down Baldy Bowl, the sheriff’s department said in a news release." To read more, click here.

--While there's a lot of snow in the west, there's  not much in the east. Mad River Glen in Vermont has ceased operations due to lack of snow.

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