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Sounds Like A Search And Rescue Podcast

Welcome to the Sounds Like a Search and Rescue Podcast where we discuss all things related to search and rescue in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. 


May 26, 2023 

 Welcome to the Sounds Like a Search and Rescue Podcast! Also known as SLASR. Join an experienced search and rescue volunteer and his friend as they discuss all things related to hiking and search and rescue in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

This week we are joined by Charlie Buterbaugh, Director of Communications for the Mount Washington Observatory. The Observatory is a private, nonprofit, member-supported institution with a mission to advance understanding of the natural systems that create Earth’s weather and climate. It serves this mission by maintaining a weather station on the summit of Mount Washington, performing weather and climate research, conducting innovative science education programs, and interpreting the heritage of the Mount Washington region. Charlie will give us some background about the Observatory’s annual Seek the Peak fundraiser, the operations behind the observatory, details about the upcoming summit opening and more! In addition to Charlie sitting in, Stomp has pulled even more info about places and features in and around Waterville Valley that you don’t know about but will not have to check out.  All this plus, hikes updates from Black mountain and Timber Camp, and recent search and rescue news including rescues in and around Mount Moosilauke and Mount Passaconaway

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  • Welcome Charlie Buterbaugh, Director of Communications from the Mount Washington Observatory

  • Killer Whales are attacking boats off Europe

  • Reminder - SLASR is selling anti-SMASR Window Clings

  • Miscellaneous - NE K9, Brain implants for helping paralyzed people walk

  • Canadian Wildfires

  • Sherpa hikes Everest 28 times

  • Hiker’s family files civil suit against man who killed hiker in Washington

  • Pop Culture Talk - RIP Tina Turner, Taylor Swift Concert Tickets

  • Topic of the Week - Charlie from the Mount Washington Observatory

  • Recent Hikes - Black Mountain in Benton, Timber Camp in Greeley Notch

  • Stomp breaks down Hidden Gem hikes in and around the Waterville Valley Region

    • Fletcher Cascade

    • Norway Rapids - From Livermore Trailhead

    • East Ponds Loop - Off Tripoli Road 

    • Fool Killer - Great beginner bushwhack off Sabbaday Falls Trail, 

    • Greeley Ponds - In the heart of the Mad River Notch, 

    • Flat Mountain Pond and Shelter

    • Noon Peak - Off rt 49, take the Sandwich Mountain Trail

    • Acteon Ridge 

    • Sleepers East (3840) & West (3881) - 

    • Algonquin Trail - Accessed from either Sandwich Notch Road or from the Drakes / Sandwich Mtn Trail, both off rt. 49. 

  • Recent Search and Rescue News

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