Monday, April 5, 2010

Susanville Roadcut Before and After

Photo credit: Alaska Al

Back to the destroyed roadcut near Susanville, CA. The original roadcut, seen above in a picture taken by Alaska Al on one of his many travels here and there, inside and outside Alaska, can be viewed presently in Google Street View, but don't count on that lasting.

Here's a composite view of much of the outcrop taken on June 3, 2008.
This composite view, nearly matching the above view, was taken July 29, 2009, not long after the SanFran geoblogger meetup-tweetup.
As you can see, in this more complete composite view, there isn't nearly as much to see as there was prior to massive digging, dozing, and scraping of the formerly fine roadcut. :(


Gaelyn said...

Somebody really took the fun out of that magnificent roadcut.

Silver Fox said...

Somebody namely CalTrans. Good thing I got some photos!

Ron Schott said...

The horror, the horror!

Silver Fox said...

Yes, it's rather apocalyptic.

Mihaela said...

The Anthropogene in action

Silver Fox said...

Or Anthropocene, depending on your spelling preference. :)

Seems that one comment dropped off? Or maybe Blogger is messing with me this morning.