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Near Marble, Colorado today. Heading up one of the avalanche paths, amazing evidence of destruction from last winter’s record slides. Nope, it’s not a yucca plant, it’s a busted aspen tree… I’ve seen many trees nuked, but never one that exploded into splinters like this. Makes a beacon and shovel look slightly inadequate.
|This aspen tree must have twisted while it was being broken, or something else that made it splinter into so many twigs.|