Rattlesnake Ridge Landslide Likely a Few Weeks Away - Backpacker

Rattlesnake Ridge Landslide Likely a Few Weeks Away

Gov. Inslee toured the slow-moving slide outside Yakima.
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An example of landslide deposits in Yakima River Canyon

An example of landslide deposits in Yakima River Canyon

A slow-moving mass of basalt is gradually sliding down Rattlesnake Ridge near Yakima, but geologists now estimate the full landslide might not occur until late January or early February. Gov. Jay Inslee toured the area last weekend; the landslide threatens I-82 and dozens of people living near the slope. 

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