Nile Landslide Field Visit

October 15, 2009

Tomorrow looks rainy, really rainy out by the landslide. In the dryer climate of Central Washington, dirt roads are not always built to drive on when wet. So, we might not be able to drive very far up on the Sanford Pasture Landslide tomorrow. We are still going to investigate on and around the Nile Landslide. We have heard that there is uplift of up to 8 feet on the old Naches River bed. We will be examining for cracks around the landslide to see if the landslide is propagating (expanding) and potentially going to continue to fail. If we can, we will also try and hike or drive up above the Nile Landslide to look for stress or tension cracks from the release of material below. I will be posting probably on the trip on Friday Morning.

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