The Mount Washington Avalanche Center posted a timelapse on Monday detailing an epic collapse of a snow arch in Tuckerman’s Ravine from the Summer of 2020. The “Open Book” Feature is basically a snow bridge that develops on top of a fast-flowing stream and a cave. Last year, a hiker walked onto it and the arch promptly collapsed, leading to serious injuries. As the post states though, it could’ve been much worse. Walking onto it during the Spring and/or Summer could lead to a very heavy impact on the rocks below. If you ever go to Tuckerman’s Ravine, whether it be in the Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall, do your research to know the risks of the hike.

Image Credits: MWA Center

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