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The Mount Mason Debris Field # 5467

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Date: 2004.08.11
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Caption: Enough boulder problems to keep the pad people happy for quite some time.

PhotoDescr: The area around Mount Mason is mass-wasting central; landslides the likes of which I have never seen are everywhere; incredible looking granite cliffs seem to just lose their lust for life and plummet to the ground without warning. Lots of very recent slides (white boulders) abound in the area -- at one of our camps we heard a slide go off out of sight. It sounded like a 747 exploding.

The boulderfield in the photo is about a kilometre long and each boulder is 15-20 feet high. It emanates from peaklets just south of Mount Mason. It took Steve Harng and me two hours to cross from the end of the road in the background to the lake where the photo was taken. A couple of V1 moves in there!

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