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Slide Web cams now added 4/19-

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Jackson, WY. Efforts have stopped to build a tall concrete barrier to stall part of the East Gros Ventre Butte from giving away. The incipient slide has changed from movement too slow for the naked eye to fast enough to […]

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Slide was not started by spring thaw and rain alone-

The slide (or maybe best called a “slump”) above the northwest part of Jackson, Wyoming was not just the product of a wet spring, the spring thaw, and a steep slope known to have been unstable.

A lengthy story in the Jackson Hole […]

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Area beneath East Gros Ventre Butte closed-
Update on 4/11 at the bottom of page-

After the deadly slide at Oso, Washington, people take landslides more seriously.  The area on the East Gros Ventre Butte at Jackson, Wyoming, has developed a bulge, signaling an incipient mudslide. Below it there are about about 60 residents […]

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The Snake River Canyon between Alpine and Jackson Hole, Wyoming is notable for its unstable mountainslopes. This mountain range is very prone to earthflows, one reason the Snake River Range is not cut up with dirt roads. The whole place would come down. However, a U.S. Highway has followed the canyon for perhaps 75 years, […]

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Canal that caused landslide and death can be re-routed only at a high cost-

That this canal failed should hardly have been a surprise. My grandfather, H.C. Hansen was a geologist. He lived underneath the canal on Canyon Road for many years. He died at age 97 back in 1969. One of the things all […]

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‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey