Chasm Lake Ranger Cabin

Nov '01-the cabin was destroyed in the massive avalanche of March '03


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lcarreau - Nov 19, 2007 4:21 pm - Voted 10/10

So ... Bill ?

This was a natural catastrophe? Kind of reminds me of what's been going on in California - over the past several years. Especially on the east and south sides of Yosemite Nat'l Park. Incredible landslide !!!

Mount Rainier has a lot of them, too. Meltwater collects beneath some of the glaciers, then it cascades down some of the drainages on the west side of the mountain.
Thanks for posting, Bill!

Bill Reed

Bill Reed - Nov 20, 2007 9:12 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: So ... Bill ?

It was due to a 100" snowfall on Long's Peak that started on St. Patricks Day 2003. Down here on the plains, where I live, it was only about a 36" snow. But it was so wet and heavy that it was enough to collapse many roofs, including the one at my place of work.
That meltwater thing you're referring to has a Icelandic name which I can't remember how to spell. There's a wikapedia (not sure how to spell that either) link to it on my Elkhart Park TH page. Thinking the scientific term is GLOF (glacial lake outburst flood).


lcarreau - Nov 20, 2007 11:00 pm - Voted 10/10


Thanks for the information. You folks have a good one! I'll be dreaming of snow ...

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