[at-l] 1500 foot fall, accident & rescue White Mtns, near AT
garyticknor at verizon.net
Thu Apr 8 09:37:52 CDT 2010
Is that how you got your trail name"
> ...Back in the late 1970's I took a fall on wet, slippery rock, at a place called Shining Rock on the side of Mt. Lafayette. In the first few seconds I shot through a line of small bushes and disappeared from sight of my hiking group. They thought I died. As it went I slid perhaps 200 feet, landed on my feet completely uninjured. I can't imagine sliding 1500 feet in a similar situation. That slide changed the way I walk, the way I look at trails, and the question "what would happen if?" is on my mind a lot of the time. That was a July hike if I remember correctly.
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