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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Nature Boy 1


Nature Boy was the big avalanche that came down about 6 kilometres from the main village, closing highway access for more than a week from the east. The highway has now been open for almost two weeks but the remnants of Nature Boy are still very much in evidence and will be for months. This is part of a pile of timber that was within the snow that was swept over the highway. Many of these trees were over 40 cm in diameter.

2 comments:

Lindab said...

So do your avalanches always get named, like hurricanes?

Miranda said...

No, I've never heard one get a nickname before. They're usually just labelled by location. Not sure why this one deserved a moniker. It did trap a couple of snowplow guys overnight who were then helicoptered out the next day, and my guess is that they named it.