If you have ever hiked on the eastern slope of the Olympic Mountains, a few things are common sights. Aside from the majestic lakes, picturesque rivers and awesome mountains and forests, giant boulders litter the valleys. Covered in moss, these large rocks sit calmly in the forest, seemingly placed there for our own enjoyment. While we might enjoy them now, the way these giant chunks of stone came to rest in the forests of the Olympic National Park is anything but calming.
Landslides, falling rocks and avalanches are common in all mountainous regions of the world. Usually, the avalanches or slides cause only damage to nature, snapping huge trees like matches as rocks and debris bounce down steep slopes. Occasionally, man-made dwelling will get in the way of these slides and we are able to accurately gauge the power of these falling behemoths.
For the people living in the South Tyrol region of the Alps, falling rocks devastated homes and roads in the region, reminding us of the destructive awesomeness of nature. Check out the video and imagine the noise this would have made!
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