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Thursday, September 8, 2011

New slide on Saddleback

A hiker climbs a new slide on Saddleback Mountain the day after Hurricane Irene. Photo by Brendan Wiltse.

A hiker climbs a new slide on Saddleback the day after Hurricane Irene. Photo by Brendan Wiltse.

Hurricane Irene triggered a number of debris slides in the High Peaks. Because the High Peaks Wilderness was shut down the day after the storm, few people have seen the slides up close, but Brendan Wiltse managed to get up a new slide on Saddleback before the hiking ban took effect. As he neared the top, he snapped this photo of his friend. The view is toward Gothics and other peaks in the Great Range. Most of the trails in the High Peaks Wilderness were reopened today. The state Department of Environmental Conservation is not prohibitng people from climbing the new slides, but it warns that debris on some may still be unstable.

Click here to read a more detailed report on the new slides that I posted earlier today on Adirondack Almanack.

Phil Brown

Contributor Phil Brown was editor of the Adirondack Explorer from 1999-2018. When he isn't at his desk, he's usually out hiking, paddling, skiing, or doing something else important.

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  1. This Blog deserves far more attention than it is getting right now

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