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Stephen Barber
(grampa) - MLife

Locale: SoCal
Swept Away on 12/07/2012 14:20:40 MST Print View

Nice demo of the power of even shallow water when it's running fast!

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Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Swept Away on 12/07/2012 17:43:19 MST Print View

Indeed! Both in speed and in power!

I don't think we can embed Youtube video here, but this one is amazing. A small group of casual hikers was crossing a tiny stream -- and it became a raging torrent in literally seconds -- sweeping half the group to their deaths...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qps7tG9rnMs&feature=player_embedded

Stephen Barber
(grampa) - MLife

Locale: SoCal
re: waterfall on 12/07/2012 18:49:49 MST Print View

Wow! I remember when that happened - so sad!

Hiking Malto
(gg-man) - F
Wow on 12/07/2012 19:10:45 MST Print View

That was incredible how fast that water came up.