Analysis by Sandy Stott of summer/fall 2014 accidents in the White Mountains of New Hampshire: four women get lost after sunset on Mount Watatic in Massachusetts. A man slips on the Falling Waters Trail and is carried out. Exhausted hikers on Mount Lafayette are assisted to Greenleaf Hut. New walkers who summit late on Mount Washington ask tourists for help and get in trouble walking down the Cog Railway. Two parties struggle after rock-climbing Cannon Cliff. A couple returning to the White Mountains after years cannot make time going down the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail. On Mount Major, 37 people get lost on one evening. A minor injury above treeline apparently gets blown out of proportion. A trail runner dies suddenly on Mount Moosilauke. A hiker dies suddenly on Mount Jefferson. On Katahdin in Maine, a confused hiker’s family blame rangers. And a follow-up about Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Quest program finds new safety protocols.

Included in

Nonfiction Commons