(UPDATE: Slow-Motion!) Caltrans Blows Up Boulder

We’ll keep this brief. Caltrans posted this video on their YouTube account yesterday. A 20-ton boulder blocked part of U.S. Route 50 near Kyburz, Calif.

How do you get a boulder out of the road? Blow it up!

UPDATE January 16 at 2:25 p.m.: Caltrans posted a slow-motion version. Need we say more?



  • Boys do like to blow things up. At the end it looks like they were wondering what they were going to do to clean up the mess!

  • This was awesome Thank you Kym

  • WoW! That was F-u-u-u-u-u-u-u-u-u-u-u-u-u-u-u-u-u-u-n-n .

  • On another note completely…………………………………..Local rivers are running at capacity. Stupid people throw away sofas, TV’s, and other large pieces of trash including old tires. The high water has washed them into the ocean. The Pacific is a cesspool. And she will gag and that trash will wash up on the beaches. At least on the Eel River local river conservators spent three weekends retrieving trash from its banks. Their report indicated 150 tons of trash was removed. But we have other rivers like the Klamath, Trinity, Mad, Van Duesen and many tributaries that stupid people think is their dumping grounds. Why do idiots think it is OK to dump their trash in rivers? Already some idiot has thrown a large sofa off North Bank Road that will end up in the Mad River. Our rivers are leaking diapers until many righteous mothers change them.

  • Be sure to watch the slow motion version!

  • I agree with Forbodden, I go onto so many properties in so many watersheds across california. No, I don’t work for camp. But what I see is horrific . It all drains downhill into creeks and rivers on its Merry way to the ocean . And then some of us do a big beach cleanup. I don’t care about sentence structure. I do care about the drinking water we all consume. We humans are trashing this planet .

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