The discovery of Diana Bober’s body in the Mt. Hood National Forest on Monday could potentially be confirmed as the first fatal cougar attack in the state of Oregon. Bober, 55, had gone missing after she went hiking alone on August 29th, according to the New York Daily News. Her family from out of state noticed a lapse in communication with her and reported her lost to the Gresham police.
Bober was described by her family as a frequent hiker who felt at ease on the trails. Initially search and rescue discovered Bober’s car at the ZigZag Ranger Station and would days later find her body roughly two miles up the trail. It was evident that she was killed by some kind of animal attack, but authorities have yet to confirm the type of animal.
Brian Wolfer of the Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife believes that there’s every indication to suspect that the culprit was a cougar, which would make it the first fatal attack in Oregon’s history. Currently, the animal in suspect is being located by the local authorities, and hikers have been warned to stay away from the trail.
Where Bober's car was discovered by search and rescue. Google Maps Image.
If confirmed, this attack will follow the death of a Washington mountain biker in May , making it the second cougar fatality this year in the Pacific Northwest.
Remember the fissure in Grand Teton National Park that broke the internet a few months ago? Well, it actually broke. Grand Teton Park officials have been monitoring the crack since discovering it roughly four months ago, and according to the Jackson Hole News and Guide, it recently calved. The fissure became a media sensation after closing a popular overlook on the west side of Jenny Lake. A variety of media outlets scooped up the story and linked it back to our favorite scapegoat: the
The US Forest service has reached a favorable draft decision regarding a proposed terrain expansion at Vail Mountain, authorizing the construction of one new surface lift and 42 acres of new ski trails on Golden Peak, expected to be implemented during summer 2019. Ski and Snowboard Club Vail athletes are expected to be the primary users of the new area, but everyday Vail skiers and riders may get opportunities to check it out when it is not being used for training. Forest Supervisor Scott
For the second time in as many days, Teton County Search and Rescue responded to a call from an injured skier Saturday afternoon, reports the Jackson Hole News & Guide. The 36-year-old managed to get his “ski tips [stuck] in the snow, and hit his head and crashed pretty hard,” said Teton County Undersheriff Matt Carr who also mentioned that the man was “complaining of a head injury and some pain in his spinal area.” The patient was retrieved via helicopter, transferred to an ambulance and