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Re: Master Blaster Called in to Clear Roads in Yosemite

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avatar Master Blaster Called in to Clear Roads in Yosemite
September 06, 2009 07:40PM
(Probably explosve is "water gel explosive", see story http://www.nps.gov/yell/parkmgmt/blasting.htm)

http://thepinetree.net/index.php?module=announce&ANN_user_op=view&ANN_id=13434

Master Blaster Called in to Clear Roads in Yosemite....You can feel the concussion a thousand feet away

Yosemite, CA....That was the minimum safe distance yesterday when members of the Stanislaus Hotshots used 55 pounds of fireline explosives to fell an eighty-foot tall incense cedar near the Big Oak Flat Road. The tree had burned partway through, making it too dangerous to cut down with chainsaws. The crew is one of many removing hazard trees to make the road safe enough to re-open in the wake of the Big Meadow Fire in Yosemite National Park.....

Reg Bowdler, the US Forest Service's regional blaster examiner and program coordinator for California, is overseeing the fireline explosive work. An employee on the Stanislaus National Forest, Bowdler is dispatched to fires around the state to assist with dangerous and difficult projects and to train new blasters......



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/06/2009 08:43PM by Frank Furter.
avatar Re: Master Blaster Called in to Clear Roads in Yosemite
September 07, 2009 01:50AM
Wouldn't that make it an incensed cedar?
avatar Re: Master Blaster Called in to Clear Roads in Yosemite
September 11, 2009 02:33PM
Pencils, anyone?
avatar Re: Master Blaster Called in to Clear Roads in Yosemite
September 11, 2009 03:03PM
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Vince
Pencils, anyone?

The explosives just knock the tree down. They don't turn it to toothpicks.
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