Sunday, February 28, 2010

Avalanche

There was a natural slide on Ajax late yesterday. It took out a few trees but didn't injure anyone or damage any buildings, thank goodness! However, it did cause everyone in town to be excited and run out into the streets to watch it and take photos.

9 comments:

Jacob said...

How beautiful and frightening at the same time! Is Telluride in danger from avalanches? If so, I hope you have avalanche insurance! ;-)

mountain.mama said...

I bet that one was pretty exciting to see!

Lisa Wilson said...

The San Juan mountains are one of the most avalanche-prone areas in the world, but the homes in town really aren't in avalanche paths. However, they do controlled avalanches in the ski area and around the town of Ophir. It's not unusual for an avalanche to block Ophir residents in for a few days at a time.

motoroz said...

Wow. That is so intersting. What a picture. How loud was it?

Lisa Wilson said...

I was too far away to hear it!

B SQUARED said...

I have only seen one. I was stunned by its' silence.

Hilda said...

It must be an awesome thing to see for real, but I am very glad that no one was hurt!

Lois said...

Glad there was no damage or injuries!

konigsmark said...

I am super bummed I missed it.