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The Road Less Traveled
Lens: Various Camera: K5 Photo Location: So Calif ISO: 100 
Posted By: SpecialK, 02-01-2019, 09:34 PM

I may have posted some of these a few years ago :-) These are from 2 trips to the St Francis dam ruins, about 50 miles north of Los Angeles. The leaky dam broke in 1928 and killed about 500 +/- people.

This 1.5-mile long side road parallels the main highway, and is blocked off at both ends.

This is near the upper north end looking south.

Here's a good 4-minute-long history/disaster animation:

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02-01-2019, 11:28 PM   #2
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Whoa.... How desolate is this.
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A few more of the area.

Highway at right, dam road at left, looking down-river from below the ruins.

Another visitor.

"You've gone too far...the dam is behind you."

It's easy enough to miss.
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Great shots! Kind of apocalyptic however. I thought I might see some zombies lurking in the brush

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Nice series, I was struck by the irony of the winding road sign hidden by the bushes.
02-03-2019, 11:11 PM   #6
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The last set...

Still some water...

The east and west wing dikes were long and thin extensions on each side of the main dam which raised the height 10-20 feet above the original design.

From the west dike looking to the east dike.

The southern road block.

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