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2020-07-04 8:29:13 AM  
One does not simply detour in Idaho mountains
 
2020-07-04 9:22:59 AM  
I had "face of Lincoln slides off Mount Rushmore, crushes Trump". Did I win?
 
2020-07-04 10:26:52 AM  
She's going to say a bunch of Hail Marys when she gets home.  You just know she is.
 
2020-07-04 10:58:12 AM  
Rockslide trifecta in play?

For the isolationists: one killed ≈200 in Myanmar this week.
 
2020-07-04 12:19:15 PM  
Yup, no detour in that area.
 
2020-07-04 12:32:47 PM  

wiseolddude: Yup, no detour in that area.


Sure there is. It just adds about 450 miles to your trip.
 
2020-07-04 12:35:14 PM  
That happens a lot in the winter here in NorCal. It's not unusual for Humboldt County to be completely cut off for days until at least one of the roads can be cleared. Only way in or out is by air or sea.

It is unusual to see something like this in the summer.

Damn.
 
2020-07-04 12:35:15 PM  
Not unless the Giant Meteor strike counts as a "giant rock slide."
 
2020-07-04 12:36:15 PM  
Oh noes! The truck with free face masks is not going to make it to Boise :-(
 
2020-07-04 12:36:24 PM  
There are always detours, in this case its 6 or 7 hundred miles out of the way.

Cool video though.
 
2020-07-04 12:40:53 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: She's going to say a bunch of Hail Marys when she gets home.  You just know she is.


Did she say "this is not the way you come" at the end? I'm thinking she's not saying a bunch of Hail Marys, just "oh god, oh god, oh god!".
 
2020-07-04 12:41:49 PM  
"This is not the way to come", well, actually...
 
2020-07-04 12:42:48 PM  

wiseolddude: Yup, no detour in that area.


Pollock Road?
 
2020-07-04 12:44:56 PM  
Picture of slide

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2020-07-04 12:53:45 PM  

SurelyShirley: Marcus Aurelius: She's going to say a bunch of Hail Marys when she gets home.  You just know she is.

Did she say "this is not the way you come" at the end? I'm thinking she's not saying a bunch of Hail Marys, just "oh god, oh god, oh god!".


Look, we all deal with stress differently.
 
2020-07-04 1:02:34 PM  
Crap. I picked "giant boulderslide".
 
2020-07-04 1:07:36 PM  
Was it a giant rock slide the size of a small rock slide?

How close to Boulder was it?
 
2020-07-04 1:10:45 PM  
Send Val and Earl.
 
2020-07-04 1:13:11 PM  

HighZoolander: Was it a giant rock slide the size of a small rock slide?

How close to Boulder was it?


Yes :P
 
2020-07-04 1:37:44 PM  

TwowheelinTim: It is unusual to see something like this in the summer.

Damn.


Not really, with the water in the cracks evaporating and building pressure in the hot summer heat. Unstable hill is unstable.

Theire still clearing Hwy 20, above Marblemont in Washington (NO! The OTHER Washington) for the last month
 
2020-07-04 1:40:30 PM  

HugeMistake: I had "face of Lincoln slides off Mount Rushmore, crushes Trump". Did I win?


Nope... that virus gets away with everything; rape, murder, theft, everything. Who does he think he is? Idi Amin?
 
2020-07-04 1:58:08 PM  
Her reaction to that was very Mormon.
 
2020-07-04 2:07:35 PM  
Wasn't there one in Colorado last year where the boulder was so massive that it was decided it was cheaper to rebuild the road around it instead trying to break it up and haul away?
 
2020-07-04 2:13:42 PM  

Calehedron: Wasn't there one in Colorado last year where the boulder was so massive that it was decided it was cheaper to rebuild the road around it instead trying to break it up and haul away?


That was a whale.
 
2020-07-04 2:17:18 PM  
Just take 95 back up to Grangeville, cut over to 12, take that to Lolo, MT, and then 93 south to Challis, where you can cut off on 75 to Stanley, then 21 over to Lowman, where you can take Banks-Lowman road over to Banks, pick up 55, head North through McCall to New Meadows, and just like that you're back on 95.

Shouldn't take more than a day.

Might be easier to take 95 back up to Lewiston, 12 west to Walla Walla, pick up 11 down to Pendleton, and get on I84 to the Weiser cut off. You can pick up 95 there. Might be a couple hours less than the above route. Plus, Walla Walla, you know?
 
2020-07-04 2:21:25 PM  

trappedspirit: Calehedron: Wasn't there one in Colorado last year where the boulder was so massive that it was decided it was cheaper to rebuild the road around it instead trying to break it up and haul away?

That was a whale.


Ha.

A bit timely, but some friends and we were talking about who would be on a hypothetical Oregon Mt. Rushmore.

Chief Joseph, McCall, Prefontaine, Groening, somebody...one of our wittier friends suggested the whale, too...which is a great idea.
 
2020-07-04 2:27:39 PM  

Schlubbe: Just take 95 back up to Grangeville, cut over to 12, take that to Lolo, MT, and then 93 south to Challis, where you can cut off on 75 to Stanley, then 21 over to Lowman, where you can take Banks-Lowman road over to Banks, pick up 55, head North through McCall to New Meadows, and just like that you're back on 95.

Shouldn't take more than a day.

Might be easier to take 95 back up to Lewiston, 12 west to Walla Walla, pick up 11 down to Pendleton, and get on I84 to the Weiser cut off. You can pick up 95 there. Might be a couple hours less than the above route. Plus, Walla Walla, you know?


Seriously, Pollack Road, it's right there, across the river...and by passes the slide.   No one is cut off.   It's not a highway or interstate, but it's not a logging road either...it was probably the original route anyway.
 
2020-07-04 2:46:57 PM  

Dewey Fidalgo: Schlubbe: Just take 95 back up to Grangeville, cut over to 12, take that to Lolo, MT, and then 93 south to Challis, where you can cut off on 75 to Stanley, then 21 over to Lowman, where you can take Banks-Lowman road over to Banks, pick up 55, head North through McCall to New Meadows, and just like that you're back on 95.

Shouldn't take more than a day.

Might be easier to take 95 back up to Lewiston, 12 west to Walla Walla, pick up 11 down to Pendleton, and get on I84 to the Weiser cut off. You can pick up 95 there. Might be a couple hours less than the above route. Plus, Walla Walla, you know?

Seriously, Pollack Road, it's right there, across the river...and by passes the slide.   No one is cut off.   It's not a highway or interstate, but it's not a logging road either...it was probably the original route anyway.


Except for the part about it having been washed out about 3 miles north of Pollock for years now, you might be on to something.

I've really only driven that stretch of 95 a few times, so not claiming to be any sort of expert. When I lived in CdA, it was just easier to cut over through Washington to get to Boise etc. If you've never experienced the joys of hours upon hours of following a twisty river in a shallow canyon with no cell reception, you really haven't experienced the beauty of Idaho.
 
2020-07-04 2:48:50 PM  

Dewey Fidalgo: Schlubbe: Just take 95 back up to Grangeville, cut over to 12, take that to Lolo, MT, and then 93 south to Challis, where you can cut off on 75 to Stanley, then 21 over to Lowman, where you can take Banks-Lowman road over to Banks, pick up 55, head North through McCall to New Meadows, and just like that you're back on 95.

Shouldn't take more than a day.

Might be easier to take 95 back up to Lewiston, 12 west to Walla Walla, pick up 11 down to Pendleton, and get on I84 to the Weiser cut off. You can pick up 95 there. Might be a couple hours less than the above route. Plus, Walla Walla, you know?

Seriously, Pollack Road, it's right there, across the river...and by passes the slide.   No one is cut off.   It's not a highway or interstate, but it's not a logging road either...it was probably the original route anyway.


The sheriff's department said there was no detour. I think they would know.
Looking at Google Maps, it seems the slide occurred north of the point where Pollack Rd merges with 95, south of Riggins
 
2020-07-04 2:49:12 PM  
Not even a little lava? Pretty tame as far as 2020 goes.
 
2020-07-04 3:21:36 PM  

zeaper12: There are always detours, in this case its 6 or 7 hundred miles out of the way.

Cool video though.


Yeah, that was too close for comfort. I'd have needed a change of drawers, pants included.
 
2020-07-04 3:23:36 PM  

trappedspirit: Calehedron: Wasn't there one in Colorado last year where the boulder was so massive that it was decided it was cheaper to rebuild the road around it instead trying to break it up and haul away?

That was a whale.


Oh, no. Not again.
 
2020-07-04 4:23:26 PM  

Nobody in Peculiar: Dewey Fidalgo: Schlubbe: Just take 95 back up to Grangeville, cut over to 12, take that to Lolo, MT, and then 93 south to Challis, where you can cut off on 75 to Stanley, then 21 over to Lowman, where you can take Banks-Lowman road over to Banks, pick up 55, head North through McCall to New Meadows, and just like that you're back on 95.

Shouldn't take more than a day.

Might be easier to take 95 back up to Lewiston, 12 west to Walla Walla, pick up 11 down to Pendleton, and get on I84 to the Weiser cut off. You can pick up 95 there. Might be a couple hours less than the above route. Plus, Walla Walla, you know?

Seriously, Pollack Road, it's right there, across the river...and by passes the slide.   No one is cut off.   It's not a highway or interstate, but it's not a logging road either...it was probably the original route anyway.

The sheriff's department said there was no detour. I think they would know.
Looking at Google Maps, it seems the slide occurred north of the point where Pollack Rd merges with 95, south of Riggins


Google Maps shows the closure between the southern intersection of 95 and Pollock Rd, and about 1.5 miles south of the northern intersection.  If Pollock Rd is washed out as per Schlubbe's comment (or otherwise unusable) it probably would have been good to explicitly mention that to deter people from thinking they found a way around it.
 
2020-07-04 4:30:57 PM  

Schlubbe: Dewey Fidalgo: Schlubbe: Just take 95 back up to Grangeville, cut over to 12, take that to Lolo, MT, and then 93 south to Challis, where you can cut off on 75 to Stanley, then 21 over to Lowman, where you can take Banks-Lowman road over to Banks, pick up 55, head North through McCall to New Meadows, and just like that you're back on 95.

Shouldn't take more than a day.

Might be easier to take 95 back up to Lewiston, 12 west to Walla Walla, pick up 11 down to Pendleton, and get on I84 to the Weiser cut off. You can pick up 95 there. Might be a couple hours less than the above route. Plus, Walla Walla, you know?

Seriously, Pollack Road, it's right there, across the river...and by passes the slide.   No one is cut off.   It's not a highway or interstate, but it's not a logging road either...it was probably the original route anyway.

Except for the part about it having been washed out about 3 miles north of Pollock for years now, you might be on to something.

I've really only driven that stretch of 95 a few times, so not claiming to be any sort of expert. When I lived in CdA, it was just easier to cut over through Washington to get to Boise etc. If you've never experienced the joys of hours upon hours of following a twisty river in a shallow canyon with no cell reception, you really haven't experienced the beauty of Idaho.


Wow...my bad.   When did that happen?   I have spent a little bit of time over there, in Unit 18, been to Seven Devils and Heaven's Gate....it is beautiful.   The guys hunted and I just bombed around...we didn't even have tags, but were the "camp biatches"....we were invited because we had the 4WD. :)   My husband and I still prefer eastern Oregon, Grant and Harney Counties.   Though, while I have been to Hell's Gate from the Idaho side, I haven't gotten the chance to see it from the my own Oregon side, especially I want to get to the Eagle Cap Wilderness.  That and the Owhyee region in SE OR are on my bucket list.

Still, when I was looking at the maps back then (over 20 years ago) Pollock Road didn't say it was closed.  I like maps, real ones made from paper (not that snotty Garmon lady)  But alas, like so many roads off the highway that I point to, my husband seems to speed up "accidentally" when i even begin to mention it.

Well then the folks along that stretch of road are screwed for awhile.   We had 101 at Cape Foulweather fall away suddenly one year here on the Oregon coast.   At the same time briefly 20 and 101 south also were closed due to slides.   If you didn't know the back roads/logging roads...you were stuck.   The old highway was below it, but that was taken out at the same time.   Though that one has been rebuilt, the old one, as well as 101.
 
2020-07-04 4:32:39 PM  

Schlubbe: Just take 95 back up to Grangeville, cut over to 12, take that to Lolo, MT, and then 93 south to Challis, where you can cut off on 75 to Stanley, then 21 over to Lowman, where you can take Banks-Lowman road over to Banks, pick up 55, head North through McCall to New Meadows, and just like that you're back on 95.

Shouldn't take more than a day.

Might be easier to take 95 back up to Lewiston, 12 west to Walla Walla, pick up 11 down to Pendleton, and get on I84 to the Weiser cut off. You can pick up 95 there. Might be a couple hours less than the above route. Plus, Walla Walla, you know?


Then get out of your car, cut off your Weiser...

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2020-07-04 4:58:04 PM  
Trumps fault .
 
2020-07-04 5:20:33 PM  

Don Gato: Schlubbe: Just take 95 back up to Grangeville, cut over to 12, take that to Lolo, MT, and then 93 south to Challis, where you can cut off on 75 to Stanley, then 21 over to Lowman, where you can take Banks-Lowman road over to Banks, pick up 55, head North through McCall to New Meadows, and just like that you're back on 95.

Shouldn't take more than a day.

Might be easier to take 95 back up to Lewiston, 12 west to Walla Walla, pick up 11 down to Pendleton, and get on I84 to the Weiser cut off. You can pick up 95 there. Might be a couple hours less than the above route. Plus, Walla Walla, you know?

Then get out of your car, cut off your Weiser...

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I thought of that when I typed it. Heyoooo!
 
2020-07-04 5:23:21 PM  
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2020-07-04 5:28:59 PM  
There isn't a road under that slide anymore.
 
2020-07-04 7:26:33 PM  

Mikeyworld: TwowheelinTim: It is unusual to see something like this in the summer.

Damn.

Not really, with the water in the cracks evaporating and building pressure in the hot summer heat. Unstable hill is unstable.

Theire still clearing Hwy 20, above Marblemont in Washington (NO! The OTHER Washington) for the last month


It's unusual the see it here in Humboldt in the summer. I'm not saying it doesn't happen, it's just unusual. Slides are typically something that happen here in the winter when the ground gets saturated and the water is running off at maximum velocity and volume.
 
2020-07-04 10:28:20 PM  

Mikeyworld: HugeMistake: I had "face of Lincoln slides off Mount Rushmore, crushes Trump". Did I win?

Nope... that virus gets away with everything; rape, murder, theft, everything. Who does he think he is? Idi Amin?


Just the Last King of Scotland.
 
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