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    Rescue on Slide Mt

    Link to a rescue on Slide Mt, one of the Catskills 4k peaks:

    http://dailyfreeman.com/articles/201...6950407906.txt
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    I heard about this from the Ranger involved, I guess they were in the Slide/Cornell Col, a long way from any trailhead. He said they didn't even have enough gear for a day hike. Glad they are ok!
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    Lucky for them they ran into others who could help them some.
    It's only 0.2 how bad could it be?

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    I climbed Slide Mountain in October. Compared to any 4000 footer in NH it was a super easy hike, and my friend and I did it via the longest route. A longish (10 mile) walk in the woods, really. That said, the area itself around Slide is very isolated and open with lots and lots of wilderness before you come to any roads. And unlike many parts of the Whites you don't hear traffic from the roads, so I bet you could feel lost pretty quickly, especially after dark.
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    I'd better be careful, Carla, or it'll turn into a 'which is harder' thread, but Jackson, Moriah, and another handful seemed like easy strolls in the woods to me.
    Last edited by Peakbagr; 12-05-2012 at 04:12 PM.
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    Just saw this Peakbagr--true enough--many easy walks in the Whites too...!
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