Visited New No Name on Friday. I think we know now how Old No Name was formed? Same rock slide many years ago...
The rock dam at the top reminds me of Alan's pile (of Smelter Rapids past),
comprised of medium size rocks which will easily move in high water. As you can see from the pic's the debris pile on the right side of the river is impressive with some large boulders perched high on the pile.
In talking with the work crews from the railroad, I gathered they would like to remove the pile (without putting any more in the river), so that any future slides will not pile into the ravine they dug to clear the tracks.
It will be interesting to watch this rapid change over time.
What we do in life, echoes in eternity.