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Analysis of accidents in the White Mountains (and nearby) in New Hampshire during winter and spring 2013–14 begins with a note about an unusual avalanche on Mount Washington’s southeast-facing summit snowfield on March 29, 2014; no one was hurt. A man backtracks on a poorly marked trail in the Kilkenny Range. A solo hiker avoiding dangerous wind and blowing snow descends onto the Dry River Trail. Six hikers call for help while sliding down the Mount Washington Auto Road. A pair of hikers lose a trail, and a skier slides out of King Ravine. Four hikers in a school group lose their way descending Mount Washington in a storm. Stories of shoulder season, the new “HikeSafe” card that covers your costs if you are rescued, and a critique of the old archetype “man versus nature.”

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