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Avalanche Pass Slide

Posted by Kevin MacKenzie,
North Country explorer from
August 4, 2013

If you've gone to Avalanche Pass, you've walked directly under this slide created in 1999 by Hurricane Floyd. Keep in mind that skiing/snowshoeing is strictly forbidden. Triggering an avalanche here would put anyone on the trail below in jeopardy. For the full trip report and pictures see the "Slides and Bushwhacks" page at http://www.mackenziefamily.com/46/46r.html

Note: Slide climbing slides is dangerous. A fall in the wrong place could result in serious injury or even death, and help may be hours away. Slide climbers should be familiar with off-trail navigation, comfortable with high-angle scrambling, and prepared for backcountry emergencies. Novices should be accompanied by a licensed guide or experienced slide climber.