PINKHAM NOTCH, N.H. (AP) - No one has been injured following a weekend avalanche on the Mount Washington summit in an area that rarely experiences them.
U.S. Forest service Snow Ranger Frank Carus tells WMWV-FM a party of eight skiers on the southeast snowfields of the summit cone felt a big collapse at about 1 p.m. Saturday. They turned around to see a slope fall, and then the avalanche.
Fortunately, no one was in the path of the avalanche. Carus said it happened at a popular area for skiers and there were dozens on the mountain Saturday enjoying one of the first warm days of spring.
He said it fell about 390 feet, affected about 10 acres, and was as deep as 20 feet. It carried down a boulder the size of a small car.
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