August 20-23, 2008
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|On our way back to CSUN we stopped at the site of the Lone Pine mudflow, that had just recently occurred. Dave Wagner described for us the events leading up to and during the mudflow that destroyed several homes and the Lone Pine Fish Hatchery. The maps showed the extent of the mudflow.
||With Dave Wagner and Jim Stroh as our guides we hiked into the mudflow area to see for ourselves the damage that had occurred. We are hiking along the southern edge of the mudflow; the area on our left was not affected. Note the dessication cracks on the surface of the mudflow.
||George Dunne checks out how high the mud was built up on this upsteam side of a house. This is just one of several houses that became engulfed in mud.
||This is the side of the same house that was in the previous photo. The students are assessing the damage both inside and outside the house.
||This photo shows the mud inside one of the rooms in the house shown in the previous photo. The people that live here had very little warning and very little time to get out.
||We walked upstream to what had been a stream guage. Jim Stroh (on right with map case) described for us what the stream gauge recorded prior to its being demolished.
||Looking at the upstream portion of the mudflow and the headwater area in which it originated. Note that as the mudflow subsided, the stream eroded and re-established its old canyon.
||Our last lunch together at a park in Lone Pine. The five in the front row, left to right, are George and Natasha Dunne, Kathie Marsaglia, Dave Liggett, and Scott Bennett.
||At the other end of the picnic group are Dick Heermance (seated on left), John Johnson and two of his sons (on the rock), Marilyn Hanna and Sandy Jewett (behind and to the left of the rock), and Vicki Pedone (seated on the right of the rock).|
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