Study: New Powerplants Would Adversely Affect Rainer and Hood for More Than A Month Each Year

Study: New Powerplants Would Adversely Affect Rainer and Hood for More Than A Month Each Year

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August 6th, 2001, 1:11 pm #1

The Bellingham Herald in its Aug. 4 issue notes that the Bonneville Power Administration's plans to build 44 new power plants would cause disruptions in the views of Rainier for 36 days and Hood for 31 days each year.

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August 6th, 2001, 1:15 pm #2

Outside Magazine notes that Hood National Forest has abandoned its Experimental Wilderness Zoning.

Four years in the making, the project, designed to protect rarely visited, pristine areas, created two grades of wilderness. In pristine areas—typically spots with lesser scenic appeal—backcountry use was severely restricted. But on popular trails and at well-used campsites, where the environment already was compromised, wilderness use was left largely unregulated.

Similar ideas are under review in California's John Muir Wilderness and New Hampshire's Pemigewasset Wilderness.

http://www.outsidemag.com/news/headline ... _fri1.html
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August 17th, 2001, 3:19 pm #3

The Bellingham Herald in its Aug. 4 issue notes that the Bonneville Power Administration's plans to build 44 new power plants would cause disruptions in the views of Rainier for 36 days and Hood for 31 days each year.

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A 15-year-old boy visiting from Illinois died Wednesday after a freak accident that happened while he was climbing Mount Hood.

Witnesses said a refrigerator-sized sheet of ice fell on Evan Clark near a glacier on the Timberline Trail west of Cloud Cap.

Clark was hiking with family and friends at the 5,500-foot level on the north side of the mountain when a four- or five-foot diameter sheet of ice fell on himhttp://www.katu.com/news/story.asp?ID=28850
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August 17th, 2001, 3:22 pm #4

The Bellingham Herald in its Aug. 4 issue notes that the Bonneville Power Administration's plans to build 44 new power plants would cause disruptions in the views of Rainier for 36 days and Hood for 31 days each year.

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KATU has an on item on debris flow (ala Rainier) closing areas of Hood.

There's no text but there's a real video clip:

http://www.katu.com/news/story.asp?ID=28898
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August 28th, 2001, 1:19 pm #5

A 15-year-old boy visiting from Illinois died Wednesday after a freak accident that happened while he was climbing Mount Hood.

Witnesses said a refrigerator-sized sheet of ice fell on Evan Clark near a glacier on the Timberline Trail west of Cloud Cap.

Clark was hiking with family and friends at the 5,500-foot level on the north side of the mountain when a four- or five-foot diameter sheet of ice fell on himhttp://www.katu.com/news/story.asp?ID=28850
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The 38-year-old hiker, who has not been identified, was on his way down from the summit when he slipped on a glacier at about 11 a.m. on the south side near White River Canyon

Around 2 p.m. other hikers in the area heard cries for help and a rescue team was dispatched. When rescuers arrived they found the man had climbed out of the crevasse on his own.

http://www.katu.com/news/story.asp?ID=29472
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August 29th, 2001, 1:48 pm #6

Boy, Portland is brutal if you're stupid on Hood. Check out this story:
http://www.kgw.com/kgwnews/oregonwash_s ... ryID=25565

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Unprepared Climber Rescued on Mount Hood
August 28, 2001, 10:30 AM
By Amy Palanuk, kgw.com Staff

An ill prepared hiker, clad in tennis shoes and sweat pants was rescued by crews after he fell into a crevasse in the White River Canyon, just below Steele Cliff on Mount Hood, late Monday afternoon.


Bryan Considine, visiting from Missouri, spent a couple of days on the mountain alone, apparently summitting the Cooper Spur side of Mount Hood. The 38-year-old was using a guidebook to find his way down Monday morning when he fell about 200 feet down a crevasse-studded glacier.

In a long process, using a Snow-Cat, rescuers pulled Considine down from the mountain on land and took him to Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center. He arrived at the hospital at about 10:30 p.m.

Officials said Considine was not prepared for the climb, losing his backpack that included a sleeping bag and pair of jeans when he fell down the canyon into a crevasse at approximately 9,600 feet.

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August 30th, 2001, 1:41 pm #7

The Bellingham Herald in its Aug. 4 issue notes that the Bonneville Power Administration's plans to build 44 new power plants would cause disruptions in the views of Rainier for 36 days and Hood for 31 days each year.

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http://news.bellinghamherald.com/storie ... 2678.shtml
http://www.spokesmanreview.com/news-sto ... n.regional


The Dalles, Ore. _ A debris avalanche more than a mile long has scarred the face of Mount Hood, according to a longtime mountain climber who examined the slide during a recent hike.

The slide may have occurred earlier this year, only becoming visible with retreating snow and ice cover.

Darryl Lloyd, who lives near Hood River, said the avalanche on Newton Clark Glacier is about a mile and a half long, and about a quarter-mile wide at its greatest extent
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