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Old 04-26-2013   #1
 
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Look out below!

I would say this is a safety hazard if you were to be boating in the river below.

Rare footage of a massive landslide in the French Alps. [VIDEO]

Mud, snow, rock. Whatever it is, I see it as another reminder of nature saying it's pretty damn powerful.

And would you call that a natural lake formation?

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That was crazy to watch! Gravity and erosion are amazing forces.
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Lots of places and reasons to watch your head! A woman was recently flown out of Grand Canyon from a private trip with a head injury. The group was camped at Grapevine and saw big horns on the cliff above the camp. One of the sheep kicked a rock which ended up indirectly knocking her on the noodle requiring an evacuation. Ouch!
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Imagine the surge when that snow dam finally breaks!
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Holy cross hairs boatman!!
ROW!!

Imagine heading down that river, hearing that roar, and seeing what was on it's way.

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maybe two years ago there was a post about a bad slide in Washington kind of like that. I think it was filmed by people paddling just up river....then I read about some run in Africa where baboons /monkeys were rolling boulders on people descending bamboo ladders into the put in for some (commercial ?) rafting run....
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Awesome! Had a washing machine size boulder cascade down from several hundred feet up and land within 100'? of our lead boater on Westwater a few weeks ago. Can't imagine the sound and energy of a slide like that.
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maybe two years ago there was a post about a bad slide in Washington kind of like that. I think it was filmed by people paddling just up river....then I read about some run in Africa where baboons /monkeys were rolling boulders on people descending bamboo ladders into the put in for some (commercial ?) rafting run....



Had several friends in the party that day, half got out downstream, the other half were above and had to hike out. How no one was hurt is astonishing.
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Yea, I think Family Guy sums it up pretty well.

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