Oso Landslide Up Close & Personal

On Tuesday, March 25, 2014, we deployed to the Oso, Washington Landslide to document the disaster response and recovery life cycle from end to end. On our second day in the field, we were granted permission to venture into the 1500 foot wide primordial debris zone to witness the brave men, women, and K9 units search for victims buried under tons of mud, rocks, trees, and household materials.

Social Impact Media Training at Oso Mudslide
Media Training at Oso Mudslide

As we were making preparations to enter the slide, a women named Mary K volunteered and we accepted her offer to help take photos and shoot video inside the debris zone. Mary lost a close friend in the slide, so this was an opportunity to help honor and bring closure to her loss.

Up Close and personal at the #530Slide debris field.
Up Close and personal at the #530Slide debris field.

Published by Obsidian Expeditions

Based in Jackson, WYO, Obsidian Expeditions provides privately guided road-based tours of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. We are an authorized permittee of the National Park Service.

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