Tuesday, March 27, 2007

A giant iced donut?

A giant iced donut? It's snow joke

Ok folks, sorry it's the Daily Mail but I've never seen or heard of this before

Avalanche control expert Mike Stanford told The Seattle Times: "This is no joke. We did not build it. They are a natural occurrence in nature."

He said he had only seen the phenomena once in his 30-year career. He explained they form when there is a hard layer on the snow, covered by several more inches of dense snow. "Then you add a steep slope and a trigger such as a clump of snow falling out of a tree or off of a rock face," he said.

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