April 29, 2019
We managed to miss the first blast, which happened on Saturday, April 27, 2019, but we did get up on Monday just before clearing the debris from it began. This was the blast that cleared the small part of the upper floor where the rock ridge needed to be removed and also cleared out the part of the mountain that was above where the lower floor is.
First, a before and after of the blast area, with before on top:
Yes, the two photos were taken from almost the same place, take a look at yellow, purple and red ovals in the two pictures. The blast lifted up the rocks a few feet. You can now see the peak circled in red clearly, since more trees were brought down.
Here’s a close up of the blast area
A lot of trees have been removed
The north end of the blast area
Not even those big rocks are too big!