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 Loon Mtn Ice Castles 
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Peak Bagger
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 Loon Mtn Ice Castles
Wondered if anyone who has gone to see these ice castles, can tell me
If it is dangerous at all. I mean are you walking under icicles that could
Fall on you, or ice roofs that could cave in on you? And is the path you
Walk on pure ice? My husband is worried now about going, after
We printed tickets and saw the waiver we had to agree to. Going
tomorrow, and it's a 2.5 hr ride, don't want to get there
And have my husband refuse to go through it. Thanks for any input.
Terry


Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:27 pm
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We went a few weeks ago. Apparently they are continuing to grow them all winter and eventually plan to have a roof so they may be quite different than when I was there. Nothing dangerous, at least not when we were there. Paths are like crushed ice for a soda so it's not even slippery and any overhead icicles appear to have been broken off, although there were a few on the sides. They were quite popular and I'd think if there were a chance of danger (lawsuits) they would want nothing to do with it.

My little report is here actually if you're interested.

http://forum.hike-nh.com/viewtopic.php?t=7060


Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:37 pm
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Thanks GG, I remembered you had gone, but didn't remember seeing
Pictures. We have discount tickets so glad about that. It is a long drive for
That, but we'll hit up the Common Man for dinner first. My husband
Wants nothing to do with hiking, the woods, or mountains , so I thought
I'd use this ice castle to get him up there, but then he got all worried
About the ice. Your comments will put his mind at ease I hope.
Now just hope it doesn't snow too much.

Terry


Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:58 pm
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Well you waive any rights going to a sporting event. Can't be worse than a hockey game right?


Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:27 pm
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Yeah. They give you the same type of ticket you get for a lift ticket to ski. On the back by wearing it you've pretty much agreed to whatever they want from you and given away all your rights, although I'm not sure how well that would hold up in court.


Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:33 pm
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I never READ those agreements, I just agree to it on line, but my husband
Actually read it, and it made the event sound so dangerous .
Like I said he doesn't like mountains, woods, cold, etc... So I think he
Was just trying to get out of going.


Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:41 pm
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