Sunday, April 01, 2007

Diablo is Crumbling Down!


I heard on the radio this morning that there had been some landslides on the Mountain so I grabbed my camera, hopped on Eddy, and rode out for a first hand look at the damage. Wow, this is really some awesome destruction.

The whole section leading up to the Bump was washed out all the way to the the road. There was only a couple of feet of pavement left... no room for mistakes on the descent!




Another shot taken from what used to be the Upper Washout... the retaining wall is completely gone.






This is looking down at Clavicle Cracker... looks like the bulldozers had already scraped off some of the mud. I'm sure there were some campers that were in a state of panic trying to get down last night.


The construction crews up near the Horseshoe lost a couple trucks in the slides. This drainage pipe actually rolled down from Devil's Elbow. Luckily, no one was killed.


This is where the radio towers used to be... all wiped out now; total devastation.





This couple had been parked at Juniper and barely escaped in time to watch their RV get covered with red mud and carried off the cliff.


I expect they'll have everything back to normal by tomorrow.

2 comments:

aham23 said...

wow and those are some awesome pics. later.

kid kulaki! said...

happ april fools day! hahahaha!!