The Hills Are Alive: Wet Summer Triggers Long Lake Rockfalls

Boulders Continue To Crash Onto The Glenn At Long Lake Hill. King Mountain Shows Instability, Too     Miscellaneous Rocks At Long Lak...

Boulders Continue To Crash Onto The Glenn At Long Lake Hill. King Mountain Shows Instability, Too  

 
Miscellaneous Rocks At Long Lake Hill. (Photo, Journal, August 2020)

Rockslide on King Mountain. (Photo, Journal)
On the way to Anchorage on the Glenn Highway there's a huge boulder down beside the Matanuska River at a major pullout. It fell off the side of King Mountain, which looms high above it across the Matanuska River long ago – and bounced down off the cliffs to where it is now. 

This summer, King Mountain gave away again, with slides clearly visible high on the mountain. Fortunately, none of the high and distant King Mountain rocks bounced down all the way to the highway below.

However, as usual, a large number of boulders have, once again, slid off the hill beside Long Lake Hill and into the highway. Again, they have been pushed to the side of the Glenn by the Department of Transportation, before being heaved into the canyon below.

Roadwork on the unstable Long Lake section of road is planned. See Country Journal story here:



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