Video

Charcoal Blasting at Olmsted Point

Yosemite National Park

Description

Along the Tioga Road, ahead of the snow plows, the avalanche team surveys, monitors, and mitigates safety concerns along the route. Crews use charcoal blasts (explosives) during spring plowing operations to help snow melt faster at Olmsted Point. This helps decrease the avalanche hazard in a well-known avalanche zone along Tioga Road.

Duration

1 minute, 49 seconds

Date Created

05/09/2023

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