Regular readers of this blog may already know that I enjoy shooting video and taking photographs of storms. Such was the case early Sunday night when I just managed to catch a small rockslide on videotape.
It happened on Catalina Highway outside of Tucson just under a tenth of a mile north of milepost 4.
A nice storm had just begun to unleash rain, lightning and thunder in the early evening. Typical of the Monsoon, partly sunny skies had finally surrendered to dark clouds in what seemed like an instant.
Just moments before the rockslide, the sky turned a vibrant orange, casting the same hue upon the mountains surrounding this stretch of road.
I’ve decided to make a story out of the video I shot last night, showing the simple chain of events as they unfolded.
There’s nothing terribly special about this rockslide. They’re common in the Catalinas. And this one is small, just managing to stay off of the nearby traffic lane.
To my knowledge, capturing a naturally occurring slide event on video is not common here. And as you’ll see in the video, I almost missed it…