Mother Nature’s Wrath

(Last Updated On: August 18, 2010)

Mother Nature is undoubtedly beautiful. She inspires many, and gives solace to other. Still, every now and then I am in awe of the destructive forces Mother Nature can also exhibit.

In the last few weeks, Colorado has experienced a lot of rain, resulting in numerous washouts and landslides. We saw one on our own local 401 trail earlier this week.
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The Durango-Silverton Railway experienced this, causing the passenger trail to come to an abrupt halt:

Hikers near the fourteeners Missouri and Huron on the road to Clohesy Lake experienced this where 40 people had to be evacuated:

But, the biggest one of all was a giant landslide off of Mount Meager in British Columbia which also took out a glacier along the way. The landslide continued 2+km down the Meager Creek and crossing the Lillooet river, blocking it’s drainage and putting the town of Pemberton in flood-danger. However, the river naturally worked it’s way through the new debris.

For some great pics, check here: Dave’s Landslide Blog

Here’s a video from a flyover of the area:

It’s one thing to experience small landslides, but this one in British Columbia is mind-boggling to me. Mother Nature release this one with a vengeance!

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Aside from skiing, biking, and all outdoorsy things, Brittany Walker Konsella also loves smiles and chocolate :) Even though she excels at higher level math and chemistry, she still confuses left from right. Find out more about Brittany!

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