An Avalanche

Hwy. 20 above us that winds over the Cascade mountains and passes into eastern Washington is  closed seasonally.  Usually around the first part of December – though depending on the weather sometimes by Thanksgiving – until April or May.

Here is why:

SR 20 - Snow Slide by Washington State Dept of Transportation.

This avalanche – or snow slide – (I wonder what the difference is?) occurred about 13 miles up the road from us last winter.

SR 20 Snow Slides by Washington State Dept of Transportation.

This was a a huge slide  that brought down rocks and trees and was 40 feet high over the highway. 

For more photos of this slide, click on the  link below.  

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wsdot/sets/72157603666298462/

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