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.

About Phil Brown

Phil Brown edited the Adirondack Explorer from 1999 until his retirement in 2018. He continues to explore the park and to write for the publication and website.

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