Some 200 feet above sea level on the steep slopes of the Alder Creek slide, Tracy Lemke shovels dirt using the Spider, a nimble piece of equipment designed for difficult terrain. In the background, Highway 1 heads north to Gorda.
Some 200 feet above sea level on the steep slopes of the Alder Creek slide, Tracy Lemke shovels dirt using the Spider, a nimble piece of equipment designed for difficult terrain. In the background, Highway 1 heads north to Gorda. dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com
Some 200 feet above sea level on the steep slopes of the Alder Creek slide, Tracy Lemke shovels dirt using the Spider, a nimble piece of equipment designed for difficult terrain. In the background, Highway 1 heads north to Gorda. dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com

Big Sur's big dig: The Alder Creek landslide

May 28, 2011 11:31 PM

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