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Here's the Next Mountain Name Up for Debate

Native Americans want to nix Harney Peak

(Newser) - With the dispute over Alaska's Denali (formerly known as Mount McKinley) now over , legislators can turn their attention to another mountain nomenclature debate. South Dakota's Harney Peak is named for Gen. William S. Harney, an Army general who was "one of the best-known military figures in America"... More »

Solo McKinley Climber Found Dead in Snow

Climbers found Argentine man at 17.2K feet

(Newser) - A pair of climbers who made it to the 17,200-foot camp on Mount McKinley, aka Denali, discovered the body of a solo climber lying in snow in the middle of the plateau. Heraldo Javier Callupan, a 39-year-old man from Argentina, had no visible signs of trauma and "appears... More »

Ohio Blocks Renaming of Tallest US Mountain

They say McKinley, Alaska says Denali

(Newser) - Ohio is one of the flattest states in the US, but due to a quirky rule held by the federal board in charge of geographic names, the state effectively has control over the name of the country's highest mountain and is blocking efforts to change the name of the... More »

Nation's Highest Peak Gets a Little Shorter

New mapping downgrades McKinley by 83 feet

(Newser) - The tallest peak in North America is a smidge shorter than thought: Mount McKinley is actually 20,237 feet high, down 83 feet from the previous measurement of 20,320, reports the News-Miner of Fairbanks. The new figure has nothing to do with shifting plates or melting glaciers, it's... More »

Plane Crashes in Alaska's Denali Park

All 3 on board dead

(Newser) - A cargo plane crashed in Denali National Park in Alaska, killing all three people on board and sparking a forest fire. "The plane pretty much disintegrated," said a park spokeswoman. Members of the National Transportation Safety Board were expected to arrive on the scene today. Identities of the... More »

Rift Widens Between Palin, New Senator

His frustration at project delays is 'uninformed,' officials say

(Newser) - Sarah Palin's relationships with junior Sen. Mark Begich and her predecessor in the governor's office just keep getting testier and testier, reports the Anchorage Daily News. Both Begich and former Gov. Frank Murkowski have complained of late that a proposed gas pipeline from Alaska to the rest of the country... More »

Star Light, Star Bright

To have a real celestial experience, get away from urban hotspots

(Newser) - There's no better season than summer for sleeping outdoors under the stars. Get your fill of the Big Dipper at USA Today's ideal star-gazing spots:
  1. Assateague Island National Seashore, Md./Va.
  2. Canyonlands National Park, Moab, Utah
  3. Big Bend National Park, Texas
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