PINKHAM NOTCH, N.H. (AP) — Mount Washington has recorded its first avalanche of the season.

Snow rangers say a climber descending Yale Gully on Monday triggered a small avalanche below him.

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The rangers advised that traveling through small snowfields can put hikers into or underneath unstable snow.

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A general avalanche advisory for the mountain, which has the highest peak in the Northeast United States at 6,288 feet, expires at midnight Thursday.

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