Western US hit with blast of winter weather

...up to 8 inches of snow could fall in California mountains at the 5,000-foot level, with a foot possible at the highest peaks.A warm front was expected to drop light rain Monday in western Washington, with wetter, windier weather forecast in the...
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Chasing Shadows premiere's best skiers and snowboarders as they chase storms across the globe and cast shadows on some of the world's highest peaks - the French Alps, Alaska's Chugach, Utah's Wasatch, the Chilean Andes and the Himalayas. "Our athletes show us that...
Kings regain their crown

...set two with a service stretch by De Rocher that included an ace and two blocks from Haywood."This weekend was one of the peaks of our season," De Rocher said. "We really came together at the beginning of this tournament. Overall I think we did really...
Alaska-bound, Obama renames America's tallest peak

...Republican president's name from North America's tallest peak in a move applauded in Alaska and derided more than 3,000 miles...centuries. The name means "the high one" in Athabascan.The peak was named Mount McKinley in 1896 by a prospector exploring mountains...
Hunter falls to death on Pioneer Peak

ANCHORAGE - Authorities say a Wasilla man has died after falling down the mountainside at Pioneer Peak.Alaska State Troopers say 49-year-old Roy Roth had been hunting sheep near Goat Creek when he fell Sunday night. A hunter...
From Australia to Zambia, slowing China economy causes pain

...investment. Australia produces a third of the world's iron ore, and China's slump has sent the price of iron ore from a peak of $185 per metric ton in 2011 to below $60. The research firm AlphaBeta notes that every 1 percent drop in China's investment...
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Wilderness Peaks Gallery: 10-Year Retrospective" by Daniel Buckscott

The Wilderness Peaks Gallery will celebrate its grand re-opening at a new location at 263 South Franklin St. (near the Red Dog Saloon) with a 10-year...
What About West Peak?

...Blackerby Ridge and Cairn Peak are now hiked so often...ridge. These are the peaks that are hiked frequently...But what about West Peak? If you stand on returned to West Peak five years later in late...summit of West and Middle Peaks with a small snowstorm...

...whiteouts and crevasse fields, confidently using map and compass each step of the way and reaching Camp 17 at the foot of Cairn Peak right on schedule. The next day all we had to do was hike out Blackerby ridge, and we'd be home. In those days we didn't...
Biles wins 3rd straight world gymnastics title

...that the result is no longer shocking. Biles is in the midst of a run unprecedented in this era of women's gymnastics, when peaks are typically measured in months and not years. Yet she is still improving, still pushing the boundaries.Her performances...


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