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 Hikers slide down Mt. Washington (the not fun way) 
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 Hikers slide down Mt. Washington (the not fun way)
Saw this on my lunch break. Anyone know anything more specific?? Hope they recover.

http://m.wmur.com/news/2-seriously-injured-in-long-sliding-falls-down-mount-washington/38504734


Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:19 pm
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Wasn't me this time. All joking aside I hope for their recovery. It's not a fun experience.


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I had heard only this much.

I did also hear, however, that a couple of folks (and might have been 3) "hiked" up Flume Slide trail Saturday. Pretty sure I heard they did it in sneakers. Made it up, then across to Liberty and were headed down Liberty in distress. Couple of overnighters at the tent sites hooked them up with dry clothes and headlamps. SAR came across them as they were either on or approaching the bike path. Made it out safely.

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"I ended up helping a couple get down Liberty Spring trail in the dark - he in Sperry boat shoes and she in running shoes, both wearing running tights and a sweatshirt; no food, water, light, map, extra clothing, or anything else. We heard their voices after it had gotten dark and we were getting ready for bed at Liberty Spring tentsite. They apparently had called for a helicopter, but F&G instead assembled a rescue party. In the mean time, we loaned them microspikes, clothes, food, water and headlamps, and I accompanied them all the way down to the trailhead and then hiked all the way back up again by myself after I collected our stuff and we parted ways at 10:00 p.m. But they were extremely thankful, as was F&G, since they didn't end up having to do a search. Sorry to hear not all of these stories had a happy ending." ~ Hiker Brian

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