Danger Falling Rock!


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Look out! This week’s challenge is about the unexpected thrill of danger

Danger Falling Rock!

If you travel in Colorado on Interstate 70, it is always a very good idea to have a good luck charm dangling on your rear view mirror and be watching for Falling Rocks on any of the roads between Grand Junction and Denver Colorado. You might be better off to be watching for falling rocks on any highway in the whole state. I drove a semi truck through that area on many occasions. On one trip, I saw a boulder the size of a Volkswagen come crashing down the Mountainside, it rolled across the highway right behind the truck and down into the next canyon stirring up a cloud of dust far below.

Some highways look like a Stonehenge on the road, display. Many times, huge rocks remain on the highway after rolling down the Mountainsides, this creates a hazard for traffic and drivers, especially after dark. It is always a very good idea to be on the lookout for rock on, or along the highways, especially if you’re meeting another vehicle, or passing someone. It is always best to slow your traffic speed down for your own safety. The danger from these falling rocks is extremely real and probable.

Not too long after this, a boulder the size of an automobile crashed through the side of a Greyhound bus leaving many people injured, some dead.

“WINTER PARK, Colo., Aug. 10 1987— A huge boulder dislodged by a state highway worker rolled off a mountainside today and smashed into a sightseeing bus, killing 7 people and injuring 15, the authorities said.” sightseers


9 thoughts on “Danger Falling Rock!

  1. I frequently drive the coast roads in Southern California. At this time of year, it is important to be aware of slide areas — there are many roads that are partially or fully closed due to rock slides triggered by the rains we had during the late winter and early spring!


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