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#41106 - 10/31/08 06:49 PM Re: ROCKFALL near Hawk [Re: Jeff D.]
Smike Offline
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Registered: 05/01/01
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Odd….

I just realized I have a landscape shot I took pretty much in that exact same spot on the carriageway looking down on the talus below taken about 1.5 weeks ago. I’ll wander out there and take another and do a before / after.

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#41108 - 10/31/08 07:13 PM Re: ROCKFALL near Hawk [Re: Smike]
quanto_the_mad Offline
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Registered: 05/14/02
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So is the first picture Mike posted taken standing in front of the crater? Is the huge boulder in Jannette's last pic the one that caused the crater?

It looks like the rocks that came down on the Hawk face are further down the carriage road.

Crazy.


Edited by quanto_the_mad (10/31/08 07:14 PM)
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#41110 - 10/31/08 07:16 PM Re: ROCKFALL near Hawk [Re: quanto_the_mad]
pedestrian Offline
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Registered: 08/05/02
Posts: 2244
Loc: a heavily fortified bunker!
are those ruby slippers sticking out from under the boulder??

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#41111 - 10/31/08 07:53 PM Re: ROCKFALL near Hawk [Re: pedestrian]
Smike Offline
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 Originally Posted By: quanto_the_mad
So is the first picture Mike posted taken standing in front of the crater? Is the huge boulder in Jannette's last pic the one that caused the crater?


It looks like the first set of pics were after they cleaned up the boulders and the clasped of part of the wall resulted in pushing the rocks off with a dozer. The fist pic is same location with boulders clearly gone.




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#41113 - 10/31/08 08:04 PM Re: ROCKFALL near Hawk [Re: Mim]
ShakesALot Offline
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Registered: 04/19/04
Posts: 257
Loc: NJ
 Originally Posted By: Mim
 Originally Posted By: empicard
the cleared swath of trees is amazing!


Looks like we have a new trail now! \:\) Mim


Not to mention a couple of new routes and 50 new boulder problems ;\)

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#41117 - 10/31/08 09:37 PM Re: ROCKFALL near Hawk [Re: ShakesALot]
RangerRob Offline
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I checked it out this afternoon. Looks like about a 40' long section of the roof came off. Idon't know how thick it was. The ledges climbing up Hawk and Chimago are obliterated and VERY loose. The impact zone looks similar to, but waaaay smaller than the zone under the Old Man at Cannon. There is a definite crater at the base of the route, not just a few small pock marks. Cleared out every tree on the cliff and decimated a blast zone at the base at least 50-60'wide. Pretty impressive For the Gunks!

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#41121 - 11/01/08 01:45 AM Re: ROCKFALL near Hawk [Re: RangerRob]
Kim Graves Offline
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Registered: 07/28/03
Posts: 73
Loc: Saugerties, NY
It's been pretty cold up here at night (24 this morning) and then up to 60 during the day. And it rained REAL hard the other day, so there was lots of water around. Freeze/thaw cycles bring mountains down. Glad no one was hurt.

Best, Kim


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#41123 - 11/01/08 03:19 AM Re: ROCKFALL near Hawk [Re: Kim Graves]
Smike Offline
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Went looking through my files, and I found this image taken about 2 weeks ago. From the other pictures, I don't think there is much left of the lower section of this approach trail. Strange, as this is not the fist time I've taken images of a location only to have some drastic event come through the very same spot.

(hint, if you look back at the picture with Peter standing it in, you can see directly to his left the yellow trail marker on the big block)


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#41139 - 11/02/08 02:15 PM Re: ROCKFALL near Hawk [Re: Smike]
tallgirlnyc Offline
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Registered: 05/12/08
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Loc: Cold Spring NY
I was there yesterday and the belay tree and the little treelet that were on the first pitch of hawk are gone along with the myriad trees at the base. The scarring is pretty significant too as is the five foot gouge out of the carriage road.

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#41140 - 11/02/08 02:49 PM Re: ROCKFALL near Hawk [Re: tallgirlnyc]
oenophore Online   confused
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One might say that we are observing, in our Gunks climbing careers, a few of the frames in the very lengthy drama of the geological evolution of the cliffs.
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