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Waterfalls of Fire

Post by joebartels » Feb 03 2016 9:52 am

Thought this was interesting since they banned it before I was born. Why didn't they wait?
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ ... rists.html
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Post by chumley » Feb 03 2016 10:01 am

These spectacles still occur elsewhere, but usually with the assistance of modern technology. Some bachelor party revelers put on a similar display in the Mazatzals a few years ago.
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Re: Waterfalls of Fire

Post by Alston_Neal » Feb 03 2016 10:38 am

Well that was uplifting, but on a brighter note I'm that much closer to my dream. I'm betting this will be the year the Bureau of Reclamation grants permission for me to launch 100 flaming grand pianos off the face of Hoover Dam.
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Post by Al_HikesAZ » Feb 03 2016 12:08 pm

There used to be waterfalls of fire in Miami AZ. I remember sitting on the porch at my Aunt's & Uncle's house back in the 1950's and early 1960's. The train would haul several cars of molten waste from the smelter and dump them down the mountain. The talings were the dry stuff, I think this waste was called the sludge or slurry but I don't remember. We would watch this lava flow down the hill. I distinctly remember the smell of sulfur on some nights. I hope this is as close as I ever get to fire and brimstone. The hill was an ugly black eyesore. Miami Inspiration has removed all of the old waste and is revegetating the old hill.
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Post by KwaiChang » Feb 03 2016 1:49 pm

Alston Neal wrote:Well that was uplifting, but on a brighter note I'm that much closer to my dream. I'm betting this will be the year the Bureau of Reclamation grants permission for me to launch 100 flaming grand pianos off the face of Hoover Dam.
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Post by SuperstitionGuy » Feb 03 2016 8:45 pm

The Dons annually would have a fire fall above the base of their camp in the Superstitions next to Peralta Trail. I do not know when they stopped doing it but there must be pictures of the event available somewhere.
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Post by SuperstitionGuy » Feb 03 2016 8:48 pm

Found a description in this link.... http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1998 ... man-mine/2
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Re: Waterfalls of Fire

Post by joebartels » Feb 03 2016 9:04 pm

holy smokes! ( pun intended )
2,500 pounds of glowing charcoal dumped down the mountainside
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Re: Waterfalls of Fire

Post by juliachaos » Feb 18 2016 11:24 am

Apparently you can still see something similar (and maybe even more spectacular!) if you just go the right time of year...

http://www.sfgate.com/business/article/ ... 837186.php

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Re: Waterfalls of Fire

Post by MtnBart01 » Feb 18 2016 3:59 pm

They had a pic and article in backpacker this month as well looks pretty cool.
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