Latest Mountains News

Missouri River managers turn attention from flood to drought

Apr. 12, 2021 01:02 AM EDT

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — With anticipated continued drought, flooding likely won’t be an issue this year in the upper Missouri River basin, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other federal officials. Despite recent rainfall, the Yankton region remains a...

New Wyoming law will allow people to take road kill to eat

Apr. 11, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Thousands of times a year, motorists inadvertently smash into Wyoming wildlife like mule deer, elk and pronghorn antelope, littering highway right-of-ways with carcasses that sometimes include dozens or hundreds of pounds of fresh, lean, edible meat. ...

How escaping to nature helped Tennesseans cope with pandemic

Apr. 11, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Elaine Boyd describes herself as an avid walker. Typically, this means a near-daily two-mile walk through her Nashville neighborhood. But the terrain and distance have changed in the last year. Two miles have become three....

Stone Mountain Village to hold 1st Juneteenth celebration

Apr. 10, 2021 00:18 AM EDT

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — In the shadow of the world’s largest memorial to the Confederacy, the City of Stone Mountain will host its first-ever Juneteenth celebration this summer. City leaders hope the holiday event, which honors the end of slavery, will highlight...

Summit and trail are renamed after Native American outcry

Apr. 09, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. (AP) — A summit of a Massachusetts mountain with a literary connection is being renamed, along with one of its trails, after outcry from Native American groups that call the area home. Indian Monument Trail is being renamed the Mohican Monument...

Vandals mar ancient petroglyphs in north Georgia mountains

Apr. 08, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Federal authorities are searching for vandals who damaged ancient petroglyphs in the north Georgia mountains — sacred rock carvings that date back thousands of years. Archaeologist Johannes Loubser discovered the vandalism on March 26 and reported...

Snow falling in the Cascades raises avalanche concerns

Apr. 08, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

SNOQUALMIE, Wash. (AP) — Snow is falling on Snoqualmie Pass and a Winter Weather Advisory was issued across the mountain passes in western Washington. Up to eight inches of snow forecasted in the Cascades—good news for the ski resorts including The Summit at...

Alaska snowstorm strands 5 on North America’s tallest peak

Apr. 05, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Five people had to ski through a heavy Alaska snowstorm to a mountain chalet after abandoning their airplanes on a glacier on North America’s tallest peak, where they were stranded for the weekend, officials said Monday. The five landed Friday...

Hiker largely unhurt after tumbling 1,000 feet in mountains

Apr. 05, 2021 10:37 AM EDT

PISGAH FOREST, N.C. (AP) — A hiker in North Carolina was rescued largely unhurt after slipping from an overlook near the Blue Ridge Parkway and tumbling about 1,000 feet (305 meters). The hiker was able to walk with assistance after rescue crews rappelled about 150 feet...

Wardens warn hikers to be prepared after a pair of rescues

Apr. 05, 2021 09:44 AM EDT

The Maine Warden Service is warning that it may be spring but that cold weather can be dangerous after a pair of rescues over the weekend. Wardens rescued a shivering family of five from New Jersey that got lost on Tumbledown Mountain and a Maine man who was suffering...