Mount Washington in New Hampshire
Mount Washington in New Hampshire is a popular hiking spot known for erratic and dangerous weather. The highest wind speed ever recorded on Earth was recorded here. Winds reached 231 mph. Not only are fierce winds a threat, Hikers also can get hypothermia. Temperatures on the summit have never reached over 72 degrees. Mount Washington also has the highest peak in the northern part of the country. With high winds, hikers can easily get blown off the ridge and they also need to watch out for avalanches.
Kalalau Trail in Hawaii
Kalalau Trail on the island of Kauai in Hawaii gives hikers a breathtaking view, but it isn’t an easy hike. The paths are very narrow near the top where many people get dizzy. There are also treacherous beaches where over 100 people have drowned. The trail is 11-miles and will take average hikers two days to complete. The nearby streams can rise quickly, which can cause mudslides. Also, many people have fallen due to the narrow paths.
Hanakapiai in Hawaii
Hanakapiai is another dangerous destination in Hawaii. It is located on Kauai’s Napali Coast. A gorgeous beach stretches for 2 miles and is a famous spot to take photos. But it is also known for signs that warn hikers to not go near the water because unseen currents have killed visitors. The powerful waves and high tides in the winter months wash away the shoreline. The rip currents also make it a very dangerous place to go swimming and many people have been killed there.
New Smyrna Beach in Florida
New Smyrna Beach has the most recorded shark attacks than anywhere else on Earth. The beach in Florida is home to a large amount of bull sharks. Over 200 bites have been reported, luckily known have been fatal. But 37% of all shark attacks that occur in Florida happen at New Smyrna Beach.
Yosemite National Park in California
Yosemite National Park is a famous travel destination, but I can be risky. There are a lot of safe tours, but also some dangerous spots. The Half Dome is an easy climb, but since it is so popular, it becomes very crowded. Careless climbers and overcrowding causes a lot of people to fall. A lot of accidents happen here, so you must be super careful.
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