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Sherburne Trail, 05/02

Sherburne Trail Closed

The Sherburne Ski Trail is mostly rocks, mud, and bare ground, and is now CLOSED below Hermit Lake.  This annual trail closure is meant to reduce erosion and aid in the retention of topsoil and vegetation on the trail. Without grass and perennial plants, more and more rocks will emerge from the snow earlier in the spring. Please enjoy the spring skiing at higher elevations, but preserve the trail by walking down to the parking lot on the Tuckerman Ravine Trail. Please do not ski down the Tuckerman Ravine Trail for the safety of other trail users. Thank you for respecting the trail closure and the experience of other visitors, present and future.

Sherburne Trail, 05/02

Sherburne Trail above #7 crossover, 05/02.  Coverage uphill is discontinuous and the ribbon of shaded snow will only shrink with additional rain and warmer temperatures.

Hit by Skier

The victim was climbing up on the Center Headwall to ski when a skier above fell and hit him. He suffered a laceration to his left forearm. He was assisted by members of the Mount Washington Volunteer Ski Patrol who bandaged the arm and advised him to seek further medical attention for stitches. He was able to walk out of the ravine on his own. This accident took 3 people 30 minutes.

Ski Injury Right Gully

Forest Service Snow Rangers were contacted by the NH State Police, who had received a call from Maine 911. Maine had received a 911 cell phone call reporting a person injured in Tuckerman Ravine. The victim was skiing Right Gully when he fell and slid into Lunch Rocks. He suffered soft tissue injury to his lower back and buttocks. He was able to walk out of the Ravine. The Snow Rangers met him on the trail and assessed his condition. He was able to walk out with volunteers carrying his equipment. This incident took the Snow Rangers 1 hour.