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"Artist" tagging rock in national parks

A young woman from New York going by the internet handle "creepytings" and real name Casey Nocket recently took an extended trip to Western national parks including Yosemite, Joshua Tree ,Crater Lake, Zion, Canyonlands and possibly other parks, tagged the rock with her "art", and posted photos of herself doing it on the internet. She did it in acrylic so it will be hard to remove. The story broke here


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30 year old pack recovered from Mt. Baker

Tom Waller reminisces on a Mt Baker (serac?) avalanche 30 years past which took the life of his climbing partner and their guide. The friend's pack, rope and snow fluke were recovered recently.

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Japanese Volcano Deaths

Tragic news out of Japan, in case you didn't already see the news reports:
http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/29/world/asi ... ?hpt=hp_t2
Very sad!
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Tragic! RIP Hervé Gourdel

Now a grouped linked to ISIS has killed a french mountain guide! This hits home to the climbing community!
RIP Hervé Gourdel

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/a ... -1.1951004
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Messner turns 70

See the interview with R. Messner, who celebrates today his 70th birthday:
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Fatal accident in Yosemite

Brad Parker died while climbing Matthes Crest in Yosemite on Saturday, the same day he proposed to his girlfriend. Condolences to her and his family.

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