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Forest Falls was aptly named.
I wouldn't want to live anywhere but where I do - on a hill in West Virginia. The wind might blow me off the ridge someday, but IF YOU CHOOSE your home-place wisely, there are no floods or landslides.
The angle of repose...
...hardly the "whole mountain".
Wonder if it dammed up the stream at the base? If so a decent amount of water could pile up - until the dam breaks. And then things would really get interesting.