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New 2013 Slide on Dix Mountain, NY

Postby MudRat » Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:13 am

For all you slide climbers--A new slide came down on the south ridge of Dix Mountain (Adirondacks) between the Beckhorn and Hough. Based on recent photos, it apparently happened in late June or early/mid July. From toe to top, it's about 3,000 ground feet up about 950 vertical feet of elevation gain. Full report, pics and video from my climb on 8/10/13 is located at:
http://www.summitpost.org/dix-mountain-lobster-claw-slide-new-in-2013/861773
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Re: New 2013 Slide on Dix Mountain, NY

Postby nefarious_1_ » Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:38 am

This looks great, I have to find some time to make it up there! Was planning a trip to Gothics, maybe I can make it a double destination trip.
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Re: New 2013 Slide on Dix Mountain, NY

Postby kylenicolls » Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:21 pm

Do slides occur every so often in the 'Dacks?
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Re: New 2013 Slide on Dix Mountain, NY

Postby MoapaPk » Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:29 pm

kylenicolls wrote:Do slides occur every so often in the 'Dacks?


Yes. A heavy rain, and the very steep vegetated slopes cut loose. The underlying anorthosite has very little texture to hold the soil and plant matter.
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Re: New 2013 Slide on Dix Mountain, NY

Postby Luc » Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:38 pm

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