The Parting of The Pass


Read about the Herculean efforts by the Colorado Department of Transportation as they clear Independence Pass. The impressive snow falls didn’t just make for extra plowing (and a special Memorial Weekend of Skiing.) A forest of avalanche debris has to cleared as well:

The road is surrounded on both sides by 10-foot-tall walls of ice and avalanche debris. The air smells thickly of pine from the trees that had been caught up in the slides and whole aspen trees are sticking out of the walls, roots first.”

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