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avatar Things falls down
December 14, 2009 07:08AM
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December 14, 2009 07:57AM
Go boom?
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December 14, 2009 01:54PM
In March 1987, the largest historical rockfall in Yosemite National Park deposited an estimated
1.5 million tons of debris at the base of Three Brothers, closing Northside Drive for several months.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/14/2009 01:55PM by bill-e-g.
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December 14, 2009 05:48PM
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bill-e-g
In March 1987, the largest historical rockfall in Yosemite National Park deposited an estimated
1.5 million tons of debris at the base of Three Brothers, closing Northside Drive for several months.

Oh..is the picture from this particular fall?
avatar Re: Things falls down
December 14, 2009 05:37PM
A wider view:





Chick-on is looking at you!
avatar Re: Things falls down
December 14, 2009 05:47PM
Wow...When did this happen?
avatar Re: Things falls down
December 14, 2009 05:53PM
March, 1987 for you youngsters out there.
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December 14, 2009 07:56PM
Oh Jim... you left yourself open for old dude jokes-but I just don't have the heart to ask you if it is AD or BC? winking smiley

-Luis.
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December 14, 2009 08:20PM
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Catalonian Burro
Oh Jim... you left yourself open for old dude jokes-but I just don't have the heart to ask you if it is AD or BC? winking smiley

-Luis.

BCE
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December 14, 2009 08:44PM
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Catalonian Burro
Oh Jim... you left yourself open for old dude jokes-but I just don't have the heart to ask you if it is AD or BC? winking smiley

-Luis.

BCE



Before Chicken Era.
avatar Re: Things falls down
December 14, 2009 11:48PM
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szalkowski
Before Chicken Era.

Braised chicken entrails?
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December 15, 2009 07:17PM
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Catalonian Burro
Oh Jim... you left yourself open for old dude jokes-but I just don't have the heart to ask you if it is AD or BC? winking smiley

-Luis.

It was BBC, before BC. I planted the Grizzly Giant in Mariposa Grove. It was such a little thing. All spindly and such. Never thought it would amount to anything. wink
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December 14, 2009 09:29PM
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chick-on


See Figs. 21 and 22 in this paper:
http://landslides.usgs.gov/docs/wieczorek/reg015-08.pdf
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December 15, 2009 06:21AM
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szalkowski
See Figs. 21 and 22 in this paper:
http://landslides.usgs.gov/docs/wieczorek/reg015-08.pdf

Great stuff. Thanks!

THE Slide in Slide Canyon is something to behold. 1/2 mile long of cool grape goodness.
If you have the time and energy ... go!
It's a place that I would go to over and over again.




Guess I'll have to go check out this Tiltill Slide now...
avatar Re: Things falls down
December 15, 2009 06:32AM
Billy,
Put the rest of the pics up.



Old Dude
avatar Re: Things falls down
December 15, 2009 06:43AM
Mike, rest of pictures? I never showed any of those picts before.
(I try not to show the same picture twice)

Here's one of the misses IN the slide:



And one looking out the other side:

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December 15, 2009 07:33AM
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bill-e-g
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szalkowski
See Figs. 21 and 22 in this paper:
http://landslides.usgs.gov/docs/wieczorek/reg015-08.pdf

Great stuff. Thanks!
Roger that.
Absolutely super. Spent an hour with the pdf last night. Need to get the printer working to make it easier to flip back and forth between text and figures/pictures.
Fig 1 is particularly interesting.



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/15/2009 07:34AM by Frank Furter.
avatar Re: Things falls down
December 15, 2009 08:19PM
Speaking of things falling down:

Due to a recent rock fall, the Wapama Falls trail at Hetch Hetchy will be closed from the
Wapama Falls/Beehive trail junction to Wapama Falls.



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
Re: Things falls down
December 18, 2009 12:19AM
Does anyone know how extensive of a rock fall this was?

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Frank Furter
Speaking of things falling down:

Due to a recent rock fall, the Wapama Falls trail at Hetch Hetchy will be closed from the
Wapama Falls/Beehive trail junction to Wapama Falls.
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December 18, 2009 12:22AM
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LVRAY
Does anyone know how extensive of a rock fall this was?

There hasn't been much news about it yet.
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December 20, 2009 02:38PM
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LVRAY
Does anyone know how extensive of a rock fall this was?

I've been told it isn't large. But it will take a lot of work to clear the trail.
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December 23, 2009 07:43AM
Most of the rock falls along that trail have been small but the process of clearing them can be nasty due to the cliffs above and below the fall area. No easy way to insure a reasonable stability at the fall site.

The fall at Wapama Falls caused by the storm in January 1997 brought down some huge rock to the bridges. It took a couple of years to get the trail repaired but you could still hike through and past the fall.



Old Dude



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/23/2009 07:44AM by mrcondron.
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December 19, 2009 06:22PM
We did the HH switchbacks a couple of times this year, and it is amazing to see debris that have accumulated on the trail from the day before -- there is a lot of rockfall activity.

b
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December 20, 2009 07:06PM
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December 22, 2009 07:29AM
Hmm... I thought people'd get a kick outta the Ahwiyah pict.
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December 22, 2009 08:41PM
Remember that old quote: "better to remain quiet and thought to be ignorant, than say something and remove all doubt" (good one for the quotes thread)

In my case, half the time I THINK I MAY recongnize what is pictured, but the other 3/4, I have no clue, so there is no need to further my cause to prove how ignorant I am by posting stupid comments.....perhaps others may feel similarly?
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December 23, 2009 11:31AM
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Bee
Remember that old quote: "better to remain quiet and thought to be ignorant, than say something and remove all doubt" (good one for the quotes thread)

In my case, half the time I THINK I MAY recongnize what is pictured, but the other 3/4, I have no clue, so there is no need to further my cause to prove how ignorant I am by posting stupid comments.....perhaps others may feel similarly?

Why? It's more fun to just wade in up to your neck and then get corrected. I know you're no scardy-cat.Mountain Lion
Scare-d-cat? Scardie-cat? I give up.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/23/2009 11:33AM by tomdisco.
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December 23, 2009 02:56PM
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bill-e-g
Hmm... I thought people'd get a kick outta the Ahwiyah pict.

Sometimes what you get is simply stunned silence. winking smiley
avatar Re: Things falls down
December 23, 2009 06:44AM
Ask and yee shall receive:
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December 23, 2009 06:49AM
(that's half dome's face)

to remove all doubt:


and, yes, I got yelled at... she "had" to follow since she didn't know the way back to the car...

One other interesting thing I just realized.
You see alot of shots of Mirror Lake with "Mt. Watkins" in the background. Well it actually turns out that
all of those pictures are just not right. You cannot see Mt. Watkins from Mirror Lake. What you see
is a rock face nearly 2000 ft. below Mt. Watkins. Some people will probably find this interesting...
others probably just think I'm nuts. Not sure what the majority is.
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December 23, 2009 07:21AM
As I re-read this thread, it should be made clear that the Hetch Hetchy rockfall is not the same as the Mirror Lake trail Ahwiyah rockfall.



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
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