Thursday, August 10, 2023

Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad - 8/10/23


--News Channel 21 is reporting that, "Deschutes County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue volunteers had a busy weekend, first rescuing an injured hiker in the Three Sisters Wilderness on Saturday in an overnight mission involving two helicopters, and then a fallen, injured climber near Smith Rock Sunday in a five-hour effort by several agencies." To read more, click here.

--Campfires are have been banned east of the Cascade Crest.


--Hank the Tank, a bear with a penchant for breaking into houses has been captured near South Lake Tahoe. To read more, click here.

Notes from All Over:

--There is currently limited information, but it appears that there was a fatality in Seneca Rocks in West Virginia. For more information, click here.

--The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area posted the following on Facebook: "Solstice Canyon will be closed beginning Monday, July 31, due to the multiple beehives affecting visitor use and park services. Numerous visitor bee stings have been reported, and topography renders the affected area unavoidable.  The hives are concentrated at the main Solstice Canyon Trail, TRW Overlook Trail junction, and the education shelter structure." To read more, click here.

--The National Federation of Federal Employees posted the following, last week: "Today, the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE-IAM) is proud to announce workers at Yellowstone National Park have elected America’s first federal employee union to represent America’s first established National Park. Interpretive Park Rangers, educators, researchers, fee collectors, first responders, firefighters, and other staff working for the Department of Interior’s National Park Service are now unionized after voting in favor by over 80%." To read more, click here.

--Ski Area Management is reporting that, "After 31 years of ownership, Jay, Connie, and Betty Kemmerer have sold Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR) to a group of local investors for an undisclosed amount. The Kemmerers, who purchased JHMR in 1992, said their highest priority was maintaining JHMR’s status as an independent, family-owned resort." To read more, click here.

--Gripped is reporting that, "despite being a hot and smoky summer in the Canadian Rockies, climbers have been busy repeating old routes and establishing new ones. First ascents have gone up on several walls, including the Stanley Headwall and on Castle Mountain." To read more, click here.

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