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You can read about a catastrophic event all you want, but it sometimes doesn’t really hit home until you see the destruction or the aftermath. I recently had reason to drive past the site of the 2014 Oso Landslide about 10 months after it happened. Seeing the size of the slide and the hill really puts things into perspective. Yes, the homes and the lives of the people who were there are all gone, leaving only the mark in the land. The strength of nature is awesome sometimes — more so when you see it in person. Photo: Taken near on Highway 530 near Oso on 29 January 2015.