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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad
    LOL - I did have to laugh at Hawk's post. I have seen folks in sandals - and even heeled shoes. I saw one girl a couple of years ago barefoot because her shoes were hurting her. My son ran up Tuckermans one day in Tava's. But, I have also helped carry people out of there because they did not have good footwear. Going down seems to be harder on folks because they do not have a good soft down technique. Show them a better approach and they double their speed.

    Still when they get to the bottom their knees and hips are shot for a few days. Instead of crashing to a stop with each step down - float from step to step so your upper body is "going down an escalator" and your feet are hopping from rock to rock. It works so much better.
    I saw two people on Crawford path 50 yards from the summit yesterday who had come up the Ammo trail wearing crocks!!! I couldn't believe it...no packs, no water that I could see...just shorts, t-shirts and crocks. I don't recommend this for anyone!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WSR88D
    I saw two people on Crawford path 50 yards from the summit yesterday who had come up the Ammo trail wearing crocks!!! I couldn't believe it...no packs, no water that I could see...just shorts, t-shirts and crocks. I don't recommend this for anyone!!
    What is amazing is they normally survive.
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    very very Lucky

    and they say to each other on the trail ,why do they need to have those big packs
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    Quote Originally Posted by hawk
    very very Lucky

    and they say to each other on the trail ,why do they need to have those big packs
    Beginning of August one year I was caught in a snow storm above treeline.

    Another August the clouds came in and our breath blew back on our faces and froze.

    And then, of course, there was the time . . .
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    i always say be prepared for the worst ,you never know
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    Upon further analysis, I don't think the Tuckerman Ravine Trail has any ledges you could fall off.

    The first steep section is the climb next to the Lunch Rocks. This is nothing more than a steep staircase. Older houses probably have steeper stairs, but not as good a view. At the top of this section you make a hard left and ascend a well-protected ramp. You'd have to purposely make three steps in the wrong direction to have any chance of falling "off the mountain." Even then you'd probably get caught up in the bushes and scrub trees. From there the top of the ravine gradually gets less steep.
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    I think this is the section you are referring to as a "well protected ramp". I took this picture from the top of Lions Head.

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    That's funny. If I had to pick the most dangerous section, its right in that photo. And those hikers are not helping. They're climbing that rust colored rock section to the right while the main trail obviously goes to the left. To the left there are some nice stone steps, to the right its slick mud and rock.
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    Adding to the erosion and general degredation to the ravine! Read the signs, they ask you very nicely to stay on the trail or rocky surfaces.

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