Shane Best an assistant gunner for the World War II Howitzer shovels snow in front of the big gun used to clear the Alpine Meadows Ski Resort mountain of avalanche. Picture taken January 29, 2008. He also cleaned the barrel of gun today after it was shot several times on the mountain yesterday. Sacr

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Shane Best an assistant gunner for the World War II Howitzer shovels snow in front of the big gun used to clear the Alpine Meadows Ski Resort mountain of avalanche. Picture taken January 29, 2008. He also cleaned the barrel of gun today after it was shot several times on the mountain yesterday. Sacr

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