Exploding snow castle

We intended to make a snowman or three and blow them up with Boomerite today. It turns out the snow was too cold (air temperature was 24 F at Noon) for making a good snowman. But there was enough of a crust and frozen snow that our crew was able to make a pretty nice wall that looked like part of a snow castle. We filled the “window” with four gallons of gasoline, 6.5 pounds of Boomerite, put some road flares out, and set off a Roman Candle.

You can hear the crackling and popping of the Roman Candle in this video (taken with a Windows Phone 7):

We also have about 450 still photos from today’s adventure. I’ll have more up soon.