You can tell we are SERIOUS from the all caps typeface.
Kelly Bastone in Backpacker posted this list in 2008:
From a slippery Sierra catwalk to a treacherous Hawaiian paradise, we name the country’s 10 most hazardous hikes. Then we break down the dangers and provide local beta for conquering each route.
The Maze, UT
Bright Angel Trail, Grand Canyon, AZ
Barr Trail, Pikes Peak, CO
Mt. Washington, NH
Muir Snowfield, Mt. Rainier, WA
Huckleberry Mtn., Apgar Range, MT
Kalalau Trail, Kauai, HI
Buckskin Gulch, UT
Abrams Falls, Great Smoky Mtns., TN
Mist Trail, Half Dome, CA
click through for details on each – Backpacker
Flash flood is a greater worry to me than getting lost or being avalanched. Recall April 2008 when 7 of 12 “canyoneers”, most students, were killed in a flash flood in New Zealand.