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    Landslide closes HWY 89 south of Page.

    Check this out. An impressive landslide south of Page has closed the highway. That whole section of road sits on a rotational landslide block so it probably got reactivated. There’s going to be lots of unhappy boaters heading to Lake Powell in the next couple of months. News Releases

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    Ugh... I hope they get it fixed soon . Tuba City route will suck and I plan to haul my boat up for the summer in April.

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    wow. that degree of damage usually somehow involves


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    News was saying a "geological event" i.e tremor, plate shift
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    Looks ridable.
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    yeah, i would think the offroad cycles would be all over the drop in the 3rd pic on the page.

    since it wasnt weather, now they probably have to do all sorts of testing and stuff before they even consider rebuilding it right back the same way.

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    The views of the Grand Canyon from that stretch are inspiring.

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    Tell this dude about it.


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    Name:  hw89_landslide1.jpeg
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockman View Post
    Check this out. An impressive landslide south of Page has closed the highway. That whole section of road sits on a rotational landslide block so it probably got reactivated. There’s going to be lots of unhappy boaters heading to Lake Powell in the next couple of months. News Releases

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    Just like the I-17 parking lot ... People will learn to expect the wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn-Rider View Post
    Tell this dude about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by owtdorz View Post
    News was saying a "geological event" i.e tremor, plate shift
    A landslide is considered a geological event. It's also called mass wasting. But no action on the seismometer down the hall from me so it's not earthquake related.

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    Photoshoped

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    That's going to take a lot longer than expected to repair.

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    Especially if they put it in the same place. I talked to someone from ADOT today and there's been a plan in place to reroute the road a little further east on the Navajo Nation. Maybe there will be more traction for that but they'd have to go up through the gap or somewhere else to get through the Echo Cliffs.

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    The gas station at the gap has the cleanest bathrooms on the rez. If they rerouted at the gap they would have to build 17 miles of new road. I think they will rebuild in the same place.

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    Clean restrooms but they will bend you over and ape rape you on a gallon of diesel. I needed a few gallons once and will never make that mistake again. Cheaper to buy fuel for the boat at Dangling Rope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m77ranger View Post
    The gas station at the gap has the cleanest bathrooms on the rez. If they rerouted at the gap they would have to build 17 miles of new road. I think they will rebuild in the same place.
    You're probably right but that section was built on a landslide in 1960 when the Bureau of Reclamation was building Glen Canyon Dam. It will require much stricter engineering by today's standards. It might actually be cheaper to build 17 miles of new road. Anyway, both options are on the Navajo Nation so they might have something to say about it.

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    the ground freezes solid at that elevation in winter, yes?
    aside from the road being ripped in half, it looks in pretty good shape for asphalt.

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    the ground does not freeze solid....we're not talking permafrost here....

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    Quote Originally Posted by owtdorz View Post
    News was saying a "geological event" i.e tremor, plate shift
    I disagree, I really think it was Godzilla.
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    Landslide closes HWY 89 south of Page.

    Rock man- I would love to take a road trip with you seriously! Whenever I am ridin or driving, I am always looking at the land and wondering why, what and how. I swear I could have been a geologist and took a class in high school. Nearly failed it though- math and not looking at the well developed girl that sat next to me contributed to that!


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    Thanks Cstem. Rocks are cool. For those who are interested here's a google earth image where you can clearly see that the road cuts across the base of a large slump block in the center of the image. The whitish rocks are from the Navajo Sandstone that forms the edge of the Echo Cliffs (also known as the Cockscomb). The road is mostly in the Triassic Chinle Formation at the base of the slump.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockman View Post
    Especially if they put it in the same place. I talked to someone from ADOT today and there's been a plan in place to reroute the road a little further east on the Navajo Nation. Maybe there will be more traction for that but they'd have to go up through the gap or somewhere else to get through the Echo Cliffs.

    Is that Navajo-20 from The Gap?

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