Who would have thought that what looks like a tiny Imus Creek flowing under this new pedestrian bridge could have washed tons of rock and mud down into Lake Chelan along with several rental bikes and buried perhaps 40 or more motor vehicles in a parking area in the secluded village of Stehekin, Washington, USA and negatively affected or shut down several businesses? Well, back in 2013, that is what happened.
Read more about that mudslide here and in a few other locations around the North Cascade Mountains that day at: http://q13fox.com/2013/09/06/mudslides-close-two-passes-buries-parked-cars-trucks-near-lake-chelan/
This is the new Imus Creek Bridge on the Imus Creek Trail barely northwest of the village of Stehekin. In fact, even though this panorama was taken in the autumn of 2016, there was still sawdust on the ground at each end of the bridge and the fragrance of newly-sawn lumber was in the air. So, I expect this new footbridge is still under construction, perhaps with handrails and ramps up to the ends yet to come. Now old evidence of the rock & mudslide are only barely visible from here, but more obvious a little further down stream.
The United States is one of the most diverse countries on earth, jam packed full of amazing sights from St. Patrick's cathedral in New York to Mount Hollywood California.The Northeast region is where it all started. Thirteen British colonies fought the American Revolution from here and won their independence in the first successful colonial rebellion in history. Take a look at these rolling hills carpeted with foliage along the Hudson river here, north of New York City.The American south is known for its polite people and slow pace of life. Probably they move slowly because it's so hot. Southerners tend not to trust people from "up north" because they talk too fast. Here's a cemetery in Georgia where you can find graves of soldiers from the Civil War.The West Coast is sort of like another country that exists to make the east coast jealous. California is full of nothing but grizzly old miners digging for gold, a few gangster rappers, and then actors. That is to say, the West Coast functions as the imagination of the US, like a weird little brother who teases everybody then gets famous for making freaky art.The central part of the country is flat farmland all the way over to the Rocky Mountains. Up in the northwest corner you can find creative people in places like Portland and Seattle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer. Text by Steve Smith.