Researchers report large boulders thrown file# 01344


Date:september 02, 2005
Snohomish county, WA
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Description of event: We hiked for about an hour into the high country near XXXXX, WA. What we thought would be just a routine campout turned into an exhilarating event. Between 6 and 6:30 pm, we began hearing what sounded like rocks being thrown towards us, but maybe 50 yards away. We actually tried to dismiss this as squirrels cutting cones. However, we didn't think they would throw them horizontally.

Just then everything got very quiet! We went to bed around 9:30 pm. Then around 1 am, Larry woke us up and said he just heard a large tree break, like a big limb being broke off. There was no wind. We got up around 6:30 am, packed our gear to leave, and once again the rocks started coming from the direction of a huge rock slide we had camped near. This time, the sound resonated as it hit a big tree about 75 yds from us. There appeared to be 5 boulders thrown at this time. We estimated these may have weighed about 20 lbs, each. There were not any screams heard; however, we did note that the area seemed to be especially quiet. We plan on further campouts in this area and will try setting up a feeding station, before winter. It was a terrific time had by all.

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