Road access to the mudslides that trapped hundreds of cars in California in October last year was impossible, so a photographer strapped on a backpack and hiked 16 kilometres in to bring you these photos.
“It took a 10 mile hike to get to this massive mudslide, but it was so worth it,” writes Tehachapi Life Photography in October. “This major mess of mud spanned about half a mile [0.8 kilometres], and with over 50 cars, trucks, and big rigs. Some of these people have been out here for nearly 20 hours, and are still there. The Caltrans are working steadily to clear just a single lane, then they would need to pull out the large vehicles that are half buried. Such an amazing sight to see, and was pleased to take photos to show you all. A shout out to those men and women who are there to help with this large clean up job.”
This is the mudslide on California 58 in Antelope Valley that trapped approximately 200 vehicles. It closed the highway between exit 165 and Cameron Road. No one was killed.
All photos: Tehachapi Life Photography, reprinted with permission.