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Old 05-22-2011, 12:06 PM   #1
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Old 05-22-2011, 06:21 PM   #2
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Re: Not so typical landslide

Hello Dave

This slide is 15 miles way from my house, in the Snake River Canyon,

The worst part is 65% of the people that work in Jackson live on the other side of this slide, and now have added 135 miles a day to there commute.

They have just started to try and remove some of the dirt but it just keeps on sliding, if the road is damaged they are talking about 6months before it could be open. That's if the mountain stops sliding,

There is still a shit load of mountain to come down.

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Old 05-22-2011, 09:58 PM   #4
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Re: Not so typical landslide

Almost like liquefaction during an earthquake; turning solid material into a semi-solid/semi-liquid.

Looks there may be a new lake after that slide blocks the river.


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Old 05-22-2011, 10:01 PM   #5
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Is it un-green of me to want to try wheeling across it?

I was blown away by the trees waltzing by. Is there a larger area of the mountain the "stream" is pulling from?
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Is it un-green of me to want to try wheeling across it?

I was blown away by the trees waltzing by. Is there a larger area of the mountain the "stream" is pulling from?
Much larger.

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Is it un-green of me to want to try wheeling across it?

I was blown away by the trees waltzing by. Is there a larger area of the mountain the "stream" is pulling from?
What if you had to ride it down Kinda like this
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Hello Dave

This slide is 15 miles way from my house, in the Snake River Canyon,

The worst part is 65% of the people that work in Jackson live on the other side of this slide, and now have added 135 miles a day to there commute.

They have just started to try and remove some of the dirt but it just keeps on sliding, if the road is damaged they are talking about 6months before it could be open. That's if the mountain stops sliding,

There is still a shit load of mountain to come down.

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Ron, is that on the road from Alpine to Jackson? I got a buddy on the way there and was planning to go that route.
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Dave, it is on the road between Alpine and Jackson. The best way around the slide is to go west from Alpine on highway 26 into Idaho, to Swan Valley. Turn right on highway 31 (at Rainey Creek store) which will take you over to Victor, ID. From Victor, turn right at the only stop light in town onto highway 33. That will take you up and over Teton Pass and into Wilson and Jackson.

Quite a bit out of the way. Approximately 70 miles from Alpine to Jackson on that route, instead of 36 miles, but its pretty much the only way.

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Hello Dave

This slide is 15 miles way from my house, in the Snake River Canyon,

The worst part is 65% of the people that work in Jackson live on the other side of this slide, and now have added 135 miles a day to there commute.

They have just started to try and remove some of the dirt but it just keeps on sliding, if the road is damaged they are talking about 6months before it could be open. That's if the mountain stops sliding,

There is still a shit load of mountain to come down.

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Ron, is that on the road from Alpine to Jackson? I got a buddy on the way there and was planning to go that route.
Yes what Mike said, Although they have started cleaning it up and should have 1 lane open by this afternoon barring any problems..

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