As it grew steeper we cut switchbacks, moving back and forth across the slide. In all seriousness, the Mt. Time to… take my time, and tread very carefully. Reply. your own Pins on Pinterest Starting from the Livermore Road parking area in Waterville Valley, the route follows Livermore Rd. The North Slide is completely exposed but temps were in the mid-30s with no wind so we were able to ascend in complete comfort. The first 3.5 miles of the hike on Livermore Rd were almost completely flat. Trip report: Mt Tripyramid, Waterville Valley, NH. The north slide of the Tripyramid loop has a reputation. We saw some views of Waterville Valley which were in and out of the clouds. Mt. ), but I’ve had too many situations recently where they didn’t quite do the trick. Tripyramids (Winter) The Tripyramids consist of three distinct peaks, but only two count as 4000-footers. I was still pretty steep and the rocks were very loose but it was a lot easier. Winter Tripyramid Hike AMC offers COVID conscious opportunities to enjoy the outdoors locally, visit many of our lodges and campgrounds, and join virtual events and activities. We stopped for about a half hour for lunch near the south peak and dawned our puffy jackets. You can see Mt. It was good to know we were done with that part of the hike and we were onto a comparably easy traverse. I wore snowshoes the whole way up and found them necessary. Delete. This hike is ~9.6 miles long (round trip) with 3425 feet of elevation gain. The Pine Bend Brook Trail is often used by winter hikers. North Tripyramid Trail Conditions and Trip Reports are crowdsourced from many hiking websites across the Internet. We guessed around four feet of snow which almost buried the trail signs. The Tripyramids are best known for their slides, providing hikers with more of a challenge. As you climb higher, you’ll encounter areas of loose gravel and small stones, which may shift underfoot. The first, and more popular, trail is the Mt. I’ve done it three times in summer, and find it enjoyable to do. Towards the top of the slide we started to see a light dusting of snow on the rocks and trees. With a group of four we were too loud. It was a beautiful and calm day in the Whites. Possible tricky spots: N Tripyramid slabs and S Tripyramid slide. 2019-07-20. Hike Type: Out and Back / Lollipop View: Good on Slides, Poor (North Tripyramid), Poor (Middle Tripyramid) Map: Trip Report: This weekend Fiona and I decided to lead our first MITOC hike together… Today was a really difficult but super fun hike in the Sandwich Wilderness! Extremely severe storms can develop suddenly and unexpectedly, especially above treeline. Our route for the day was to take the Livermore Trail out to the Mt. No significant wind. We speed walked out back to the parking lot and made it back right at 1:15. Wind-scoured crust made the exposed areas sketchy, so I stayed mostly on the scrubby parts of the slide or in the woods alongside. Duration (book time): 6 hours I'm Lexi and this is my pup Lucy! foreword "Taking the obvious Livermore trail - Tripyramid trail loop route (clockwise) from the Waterville Valley trailhead at the end of rte 49. On Wednesday, I ventured into the Sandwich Wilderness to continue on my journey of the 48 four thousand footers. It was really beautiful looking out at the Osceolas, and there was still a good amount of fiery foliage desperately hanging onto the tree branches. Tripyramid’s own North Slide, then looping across to South Slide is another. As I made my way up I stopped frequently to look at the views. I enjoyed a bit of rock climbing and think Livermore &Mt Tripyramid trail have a little bit of ... crazy. 9. Winter hiking anywhere in the White Mountains requires specialized equipment and skills, and experience in coping with weather, navigation, and winter gear. Walk past the information stand and fee area and turn left down the gravel path. In New England, Allison enjoys trekking along the highest peaks, bushwhacking to less traveled areas, and has a fondness for sunrise and sunset trips. Enjoy the views on the way up and on the way down. I decided that the only way I was going to get up it was to just put my head down and attack it step by step so that's exactly what I did. The upper part of the slide is a vast snowfield in winter. Livermore Rd, Livermore Tr, North Slide, Mt. The slide and surrounding palatial glades were some of the best skiing we've ever seen. For the person who asked, I have what’s called a slidy sled from LLBean. Trailhead: 1145. Second try is the charm! Thankfully it wasn’t rough going for us. Every once and while, peaking out through the trees, I could see the Presidential Range, Mt. Number two on our list of favorites is to the infamous North Tripyramid Slide near Waterville Valley, NH. The Mount Tripyramid trail re-enters the woods at the bottom right of the slide. South Tripyramid Mountain is Southwest of Middle Tripyramid Mountain, though well over 4,000 feet, it is not considered an official New Hampshire 4,000 footer because of its low prominence (under 200 feet is too low). My fingers had frozen and turned an eerie white and then almost purple color when we were first hitting the trail (I think I may have a touch of Raynaud's syndrome), but they warmed up in the first 30 minutes of hiking. On our trip back down Pine Bend we did a good deal of sledding. The trail had been broken out by some folks the day before (thanks!) I was pretty intimidated by the sight of the seemingly vertical slide as far as the eye could see. It was a little overkill for the beginning section, but the lifts worked great on the steeps and I avoided postholing. I come up to NH to get away from all of the Boston traffic, so the sight of the gridlock-ridden Kanc last weekend was more frightening to me than the slides after a day of rain! We then backtracked over North and back the route we ascended. There was a small drop into a col between the north and middle peaks of Mt. Seeing snow was a great reminder for how close winter is approaching which means skiing, ice climbing, and winter hiking. Hike Summary Difficulty: Hard Trailhead: Livermore S Trailhead Distance: 11 miles Elevation: 4,180' (North Tripyramid), 4,140' (Middle Tripyramid) Elevation Gain: 3,000 ft. Base of North Slide: 1330. It was really a beautiful sight! Quick Facts:Approach from: The KancHeight:North Tripyramid: 4180′Middle Tripyramid: 4140′Distance: 9.6Elevation gain: 3483 feetTime: 7 hours including breaks. While we should all have a healthy fear of these mountains, especially in winter, all of these peaks can be climbed if you have the proper gear, the necessary skills, and favorable weather conditions. Tripyramid Trail Pine Bend Brook Trail Sabbaday Brook Trail Scaur Ridge Trail: Winter Access Notes: The slides are often technical in nature. When we got back on the trail we mentally prepared to descend the south slide. A nice ending to a winter in which I enjoyed views from 15 different slides in the southern Whites: 5 on Tripyramid, 4 on Osceola, 3 on Passaconaway, 2 on Scar Ridge … For this hike, we approached the peaks from the north on the Pine Bend Brook Trail, before hopping onto the Mt Tripyramid Trail and following that to North and Middle. North, Middle, South peaks. Scaur Peak and The Fool Killer are other peaks to … The forest was enchanting with snow dusting every tree. ... it was one of the best hikes i've done this year. Thanks for the sled info – I know slippery pants often are good enough (esp for the tripyramids! Having learned my lesson last week (when the AMC guide says […] (Above photo is the view from the South Slide of Tripyramid) With 45 done, three 4000 footers remained for my friend Mike, who writes and has been shaping up his blog, The Outhouse . Adam Wilcox posted the route: The Mount Tripyramid Slide Loop is a hiking route that's commonly used to access the ranked 4,000 footer peaks of North (4,180') and Middle Tripyramid (4,140'). It’s one of the longest and most consistently steep slides… I've heard that this isn't as bad as the north slide, so I was hopeful that it would be less draining. Ice. Take Livermore road east until you hit the Tripyramid North Slide Trail. They noted in a trail conditions report it took them over six hours to make it to Middle Tripyramid. This being January, this was a winter hike, which makes these ascents a non-trivial affair. The small cairn was covered with snow. 7 hours, that’s a serious hike! Reply. Tripyramid from the west, the last half-mile ascending the North Slide, 1,200 vertical feet. I just got a new L.L.Bean jacket from the outlet in Concord, and I was really glad to have it. It was nice to talk to them about their experiences, and it helped take my mind off of how tired my knees were getting. January 6th 2016. Getting proper footing was a treat, as was finding trees, shrubs, and outcrops to grab onto. It's funny though, a few months ago a descent like this would have killed my knees but today it wasn't bad at all. I'm also super excited that winter is on it's way! The north and south slides of the Tripyramid Mountains are known for being some of the steepest and most treacherous trails in all of New England and are both on the Terrifying 25 list. HIKING THE 48 4000-FOOTERS OF NH IN WINTER All of the 4000-Footers of New Hampshire can be hiked in winter, and many hikers set out to do just that. It also gets exponentially steeper. Through great focus I came out of this section with only one minor slip on some black ice. After the sledding ended it felt like a long walk back over the ten crossings. Middle Tripyramid Mountain is a 4,140 foot mountain in the Sandwich Range of the White Mountains in Waterville Valley. This left me huffing and puffing but I was still shivering from the cold temperatures and being mostly in the shade. Sat, Dec 29, 2018, 7:00 AM: This hike is a traverse.Ascent: 3450 ft.Mileage: 11.6 milesStrenuous: The Tripyramids altitude and location belie the strenuous nature of an 11-mile loop that tags the summ So envious of your proper snow, you have tons and tons and tons of it!!! Mar 05 2013 | Tripyramids (Winter) Mar 05 2013 | Tripyramids (Winter) Mar 06 2013 | Tripyramids via Pine Bend (3/2) ... Sep 19 2013 | Tripyramids via North Slide. It’s a fun ride and you don’t feel like you might die coming down. On a good day we had no interest in tackling the slide, and with a promised 8ish inches of snow on the ground we were doubly convinced not to attempt the slide. I instantly got a knot in my stomach. It is less than a mile to Middle Tripyramid. Affiliate Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases at no cost to you! My friend and I had met this couple who had done all of the 4,000 footers multiple times, but it was their first time up and down the slides. Ascending the north slide required a lot of mental perseverance, but I loved the challenge! A subtle clue to the slides is in the AMC White Mountain Guide book, in the Mount Tripyramid Trail description "The steep rock slabs of the North Slide are difficult, and they are dangerous in wet or icy conditions." The north slide took a lot out of me mentally, so I was looking really looking forward to the part of Livermore Tr. Tripyramid Trail which takes you up and over the infamous North slide. A Reinvigorating Hike on the Tripyramid Slides One thing I’ve learned in the past year of hiking is that trails are more fun when they’re difficult. The first, leads to the South Slide. This trail is challenging and strenuous with 45 degree climbs for extended periods but has great rewarding views. These posts have been tagged with North Tripyramid Mountain NH, or are within 1.5 miles of it. #41 North Tripyramid (4,180 ft), and #42 Middle Tripyramid (4,140 ft) via. Winter Hike of the Tripyramids: New Hampshire 4,000 Footers The Tripyramids are a famous bunch of 4kers in New Hampshire with more than one epic route for ascents. Then it’s rainy like the UK . (Saturday) Via Livermore and Mt Tripyramid trails, taking the North Slide on the way up and the South Slide on the way down. Take Livermore road east until you hit the It was just about freezing at 33 degrees when we hit the trail, but it was a bluebird day so the sun warmed us up a bit. Follow the Livermore trail until you reach the trailhead parking lot in which you started at. I knew that they would be difficult, but I don't think I was mentally prepared for the grade at which the north slide would ascend. It was a really beautiful late fall day but it was a little bit chilly. We ended up doing the first 4.3 miles of the hike in about an hour and a half but as soon as we hit the bottom of the slide we slowed considerably. North and Middle peaks. This was really easy to maneuver and while it was an uphill grade it wasn't steep. Snow. We're making an effort to be outside more and really appreciate the world around us. Guarded by evergreen scrub on both sides, the slide met us on this approach trail. Washington’s recognizable white peak. Too … I'm planning a trip up North and Middle Tripyramid this weekend, Jan 16. I was super excited about this because it meant winter was coming! I think this is the steepest trail I have ever been up. It felt like an eternity, taking the most measured steps. The North Slide was created during August 1885 when heavy rains exposed the huge slab of bedrock. Lots of scree and small, loose rocks. yeah that slide in the winter must be crazy, I think it would be fun though!! She is an experienced trail maintainer, speaker, and passionate member of the outdoor community. Fees: There is typically a $5 fee to hike the Tripyramid Peak Loop. Northern views open to Mt. The combination of just-past-peak foliage with the first signs of winter made for a beautiful day in the mountains. Panoramic from Middle Tripyramid I descended Sabbaday Brook Trail, even though it would add approximately two miles to the trip, including a one mile walk on the Kancamagus Highway opposed to taking Pine Bend Brook Trail back to my vehicle . The Mount Tripyramid Loop Trail begins in the Livermore Road parking lot. After 10 stream crossings (yes, ten each way) we made it to the steeps. (Thursday) Via Livermore and Scaur Ridge trails. (and yes, I am fully prepared to hike solo, I do it literally every time I’m up there, including during the winter). The Tripyramid Slides: A Crazy Steep First Look into Winter, Today was a really difficult but super fun hike in the Sandwich Wilderness! From there, it descends the steep mountainside on a long traverse, eventually joining an old logging road grade running parallel to the Slide Brook, before crossing Avalanche Brook (difficult in high water), just before it rejoins Livermore Road. I thoroughly enjoyed the first 4 miles heading to North Tripyramid. I'll add to the chorus of folks that are saying it would be insane to attempt North Tripyramid slide without crampons at this time. Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt (or: “Sometimes even the good guys sing the blues.”) Mt Tripyramid, Waterville Valley, NH. It took more focus than I've ever needed in my life, and any of you that know me know that I get distracted pretty easily. Hike date: 08/23/2018 Description: Middle Tripyramid Mountain is the second highest of the three Tripyramids and has a nice outlook with views to west looking towards Mount Tecumseh. Philip Werner October 30, 2012 at 4:19 PM. The Tripyramids consist of three distinct peaks, but only two count as 4000-footers. The top of the slide turned into wooded trail pretty abruptly and got significantly less steep quickly. It was epic weather, with temps in the 30s early, rising to the upper 40s by lunch. I’m happy to have made it through on Sunday. The bottom of the slide was mostly small and medium sized loose rocks. A winter wonderland awaits you on this trail. For me, that’s a good time. Now on round 5 (the first round for her dog Ruckus) she has been honored to have taken part of many people’s firsts. I took the Tripyramid Loop Trail ascending the North Slide and descending South Slide looping my way back to the trailhead. Livermore Rd, Livermore Tr, North Slide, Mt. Tripyramid, but there were no pointless ups and downs so it was relatively straightforward. North Tripyramid Mountain is roughly 0.7 miles away, so one can hike both Tripyramid Mountains in one day by peak bagging. As you hike up from the valley, there are two trailheads for Mount Tripyramid. Slipping will mean a nasty skinned knee/thigh. Tripyramid Trail can be dangerous if proper caution isn’t taken. Descending the Tripyramid's via the very snowy South Slide, just outside of Waterville Valley. Sometimes you go into the backcountry and don't want to leave. Her goal is to share her passion for hiking and backpacking with others, especially with women, to inspire them to experience the freedom of the trail. From my last visit to the Tripyramids (via North and South slide) I remembered where the summit of North was. To descend, you will follow the Mount Tripyramid Trail for 3.7 miles, descending another rocky slide before linking back to the Livermore Trail at its southern end. South Slide, South Tripyramid Combine this with the North Slide of the Tripyramids to make a fun, albeit exhausting, loop. where I could turn my brain off and walk. Outside of New England Allison has also thru hiked the John Muir Trail and explored mountains in the German and Austrian Alps, Israel, and the Azores. Jun 4, 2015 - This Pin was discovered by Lyn C. Discover (and save!) Follow us on our fun adventures!! Be sure you have micro spikes and are prepared for anything. Like I'm talking Lincoln Woods long and flat but much less busy and talking to my friend that came with me was good to pass the time. Hike Summary Difficulty: Hard Trailhead: Livermore S Trailhead Distance: 11 miles Elevation: 4,180' (North Tripyramid), 4,140' (Middle Tripyramid) Elevation Gain: 3,000 ft. Middle Tripyramid: Elevation: 4,140' Popular Trails: Mt. Tripyramid Tr, and South Slide [11.0 mi, 2900 ft, 5:55]. With that thought in the back of my mind, I turned around and hiked up with the most focus and precision I think I've ever had in my life. Light breeze. The Whites got a lot of snow! There are still about 10 snow flakes on the top of Snowdon….. when’s your spring kicking in then, surely you must be as ready for Spriung as we are in North Wales, it’s time for those little Daffodils to start blooming ^_^Great post! Carrigain, the Presidentials and the Carters. The Tripyramid slides were a real challenge for me both mentally and physically. Book time is 6:30! Narrow at the bottom, the slide opens as it moves higher onto Tripyramid. 12 comments. There are really no views from North Tripyramid. The other reward was being able to hike through a good amount of snow, which meant winter was coming! We reached the summit of the north peak around 10:00 but only stopped for a minute or so before we kept on going. Then another slide. The only Trail section in the Sandwich Range which had escaped my attentions is that 1.2-mile stretch of the Tripyramid Tr. 11 trail miles, 7 hrs book time. I've skied the North Slide in Spring, when there was soft (glorious) snow, when it wasn't a no fall situation. There was more than a foot of fresh snow on the slide as we trudged upward. The Tripyramid Slides: A Crazy Steep First Look into Winter Today was a really difficult but super fun hike in the Sandwich Wilderness! Allison is the founder of trailtosummit.com which she began as a way to track and share her first round of the NH 4000 Footers. Replies. Replies. South Slide, South Tripyramid Combine this with the North Slide of the Tripyramids to make a fun, albeit exhausting, loop. I was able to catch myself with the help of a nearby tree branch, so all was well. For peakbaggers, the North Peak (aka North Tripyramid) and the Middle Peak (aka Middle Tripyramid) are respectively the 32nd and 35th highest of the 48 recognized NH 4000' peaks. Portions of the slide consist of loose gravel and dust. Distance: 11 miles roundtrip with Middle Tripyramid Mountain. Our plan was to hike North (4180′) and Middle (4140′) via Pine Bend Brook Trail. Parking: The parking lot at the Livermore Trailhead is massive and can easily fit 30-40 cars.However, this spot does serve as a starting point for several smaller hiking trails in … There was no end in sight which made me a little nervous. North Tripyramid Summit: 1500. 2018-02-22. I'm happy to have finished; alive. Mid-Winter conditions above 4,000 feet although the rock slides were questionable. Mount Tripyramid, located about 4 miles east of the Waterville Valley Ski Area in the Sandwich Range Wilderness, forms the picturesque east wall of the Waterville Valley. ... Show All Slides “This image of a great horned owl was captured in Arizona during a guided raptor free flight," says photographer Dylan Furst. 32 dF +/- and cloudy. The White Mountains is a Winter Wonderland Pine Bend Brook and our baby girl, Mizpah. The north and south slides of the Tripyramid Mountains are known for being some of the steepest and most treacherous trails in all of New England and are both on the, #41 North Tripyramid (4,180 ft), and #42 Middle Tripyramid (4,140 ft) via. I arrived at the Livermore Road Trailhead at 7:00 am, ready for the slides! The North Slide, located on the Tripyramid Trail leading to North Tripyramid, is one of the steepest, most exposed and most spectacular climbing experiences in the Whites. It's only about 12oz but I was toasty warm sitting in the 37 degree weather. The usual dayhike is an 11 mile clockwise loop, starting at the Livermore trailhead, near the center of Waterville Valley.The first 3.6 miles are on the Livermore Road which is gated at the trailhead. You will follow Livermore Road for quite some time. This took us over North then over to Middle. I’m looking to do the Tripyramids before the end of winter and was wondering if most people avoid the north slide in winter and go up Scaur Ridge or Pine Bend Brook, or is the north slide doable? It rained yesterday so I was a little nervous because I knew that the slides could potentially be really dangerous if they were wet. You’ll find that walking on the solid rock slabs is much more secure and far less dynamic. It was a windy day on the North Slide. Our plan was to hike North (4180′) and Middle (4140′) via Pine Bend Brook Trail. Hike date: 08/23/2018 Description: Middle Tripyramid Mountain is the second highest of the three Tripyramids and has a nice outlook with views to west looking towards Mount Tecumseh. Since I started touring in the Whites, I’ve wanted to ski the North Slide on Mount Tripyramid. Luckily there were lots of trees to grab onto and haul myself up with. (Note: November 17 2007: I've attached a photo of the North Slide taken today in similar conditions.) This trail does not cross any of the very steep slides that hikers frequently descend in summer. Using the below route, you will have the opportunity to ascend and descend two very steep slide … Tripyramid Trail loop, going up the rock-slide on North Tripyramid to the summit, across the top of the range to Middle Tripyramid, over to South Tripyramid, and then descending via the south slide back to the Livermore Road Trail – a total distance of 11 miles. Participants of all in-person events should bring and wear face coverings, expect social distancing, and changes to … After this there was a section of pretty steep large slabs of rocks and this is where we started running into some minor difficulties. Even though there were times when I was nervous, it was really fun scrambling up such difficult terrain. You can also get away with using slippery pants! yeah that slide in the winter must be crazy, I think it would be fun though!! This is a cash only fee. I think my hiking skills improved more in this single hike than many others that I have done. 5 comments. This Saturday we'll be heading up Mount Tripyramid via the Pine Bend Brook trail. Whiteface are much steeper and require proficiency in crampon use in steep terrain. Many of the 4,000 footers start with an easier approach, but those are not the parts that make a hike worthwhile. The plan was a traverse of the Sandwich Range from Pine Bend Brook Trail, to Whiteface and to Ferncroft, where we would get a ride back from my brother. I was the only one in the lot, but I figured I would be since it was a Tuesday morning. It is known as one of the most technical sections of trail in the White Mountains. South Tripyramid does not as it stands less than 200 ft above the col on the ridge from Middle Tripyramid. After having hiked the Tripyramids from both the South Slide and the North Slide, I decided to come back to hike the comparatively gentle Pine Bend Brook Trail. No such luck. I love the North Slide! But on this side of the mountain? The Kate Sleeper Trail is a winter wonderland route with endless snow-caked conifers; its grades are mostly ideal for snowshoeing. having fun, photo by Dave Newman There are few places in the Whites, especially this winter, where you can climb an extremely steep, sustained and snowy pitch which only added to the fun of climbing the slide. On the North Slide North Tripyramid - 4140' Middle Tripyramid - 4110' The Tripyramids have three summits, but only the North and Middle peaks count as official 4000 footers. At one point I made the mistake of looking down at the steep section I had just ascended. Last weekend I drove by Lincoln on I-93 and there was traffic backed up for miles on the highway. North Slide - Mount Tripyramid. share. North Tripyramid via North Slide: 3/5/20 Never thought I'd be doing the North Slide in winter, and hadn't really planned on it today, but once I started up I kept going. Lists: New England 4,000 Footers, New England 100 Highest, New Hampshire 4,000 Footers I knew that the trail climbed 1,800 ft in about a mile, but it's hard to put that in perspective until you get up there. 2018-02-22. This trail is challenging and strenuous with 45 degree climbs for extended periods but has great rewarding views. (Success!) A slide. We saw a TON of rabbit and deer prints, but no animal sightings. We will be visiting the middle and south peaks as conditions and time allow. Reply. Tripyramid by North and South Slide Leaders Fiona Imami (Leader), Nicholas Alunni (Leader) Program 3-season hiking Type Hiking Trip date Sunday, October 15th, 2017 Difficulty rating Hard Prerequisites Previous White Mountain Experience. Lots of scree and small, loose rocks. This is why even with an early 7 am start, individuals can still be caught in the dark with these short nine hour days. The gnarly rock slabs on the steep North Slide are a bunny slope for rock climbers, but for anyone accustomed to ascending mountains sans rope and harness, this hike will put hair on your chest and lead in your pencil. Hike Type: Out and Back / Lollipop View: Good on Slides, Poor (North Tripyramid), Poor (Middle Tripyramid) Map: Trip Report: This weekend Fiona and I decided to lead our first MITOC hike together… Spring starts March 21st, but we won’t start to get Spring like conditions until probably April. The day started off at 7:25, a pretty typical start time for me. The mountain consists of 3 major peaks (North, Middle, and South) and has one of the two most \"infamous\" hiking trails in the NH White Mountains: the exposed class 2 friction North Slide portion of the Mount Tripyramid Trail (the other being Huntington Ravine Trail on Mount Washington). With leef peeping season still in full swing, I had decided to do this hike from Waterville Valley instead of the easier option of Pine Brook Bend Trail starting off the Kanc. Looking back down – the slide climbs 1200’ in a half-mile 82 dF +/- and sunny. I love these extremely technical, challenging portions of the Whites, but this was the first time I was actually afraid while hiking (well besides Carrigain solo for sunrise but my fear of the dark is a bit different). I can't wait! The approaches from Waterville via the South Slide of Tripyramid and from Ferncroft via Blueberry Ledge Trail and Mt. We saw a few people on the Livermore Road and no one else until the second summit. In my opinion, one of the most versatile climbs in the White's. "While it’s my dream to get an owl photograph like this in the wild, I was still grateful to capture … This slide, compared with the North Slide, feels like a gravel driveway at a 60 degree angle. 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