White Mountain National Forest OUTREACH NOTICE Gorham, NH

Multiple Permanent Seasonal 13/13 Vacancies
Meteorological Technician (Snow Ranger/Avalanche Specialist)

Annual Tuckerman Ravine Trail Closure in the Lip

 

Annual spring snow melt creates significant glide cracks, or crevasses, and undermined snow in the Lip area of Tuckerman Ravine. We close a section of the Tuckerman Ravine Trail where it passes through the Lip as a safety measure. This relatively short section stretches from Lunch Rocks in the Ravine to the junction with the Alpine Garden Trail just above the Ravine. Ascending or descending through this area now has numerous hazards which greatly elevate risk to travelers. The closure also pertains to skiers and riders. The closure only pertains to this section of the Tuckerman Ravine Trail and will remain in effect until melt out eliminates these specific hazards.

https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5276597.pdf

Stranded Hikers – May 3, 2022

At approximately 5:00pm on Tuesday, May 3rd, two hikers called 911 after descending into Tuckerman Ravine and becoming stranded in the Lip / Sluice area.

Skier Triggered Avalanche; Sluice, Tuckerman Ravine – March 4, 2022

On the morning of March 4, 2022 around 11:30am a skier triggered an avalanche while skiing Sluice in Tuckerman Ravine. They were caught, carried about 300 feet, not buried, and uninjured, coming to rest on top of the debris pile above “Lunch Rocks.”

Advisory

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