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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Remember Whensday - 1996 Washington flood rescue

Mount Saint HelensFebruary weather gave everything possible in southwest Washington that year. Starting with several feet of snow in the mountains around Mount Saint Helens where I lived (read more here...)

22 comments:

RuthieJ said...

Holy Cow Gaelyn, that must have been quite a storm. Certainly quite an adventure for you!

Jazz said...

Wow... so long... where did you live for all that time?

Rambling Woods said...

Wow..that was an adventure. The cold weather plays havoc on roads. Good thing you were able to get out...

Diane AZ said...

What a storm! That must have been strange to hear boulders rolling at night. I imagine you could see some cool views from up in the helicopter.

Carolyn said...

Such great adventures and memories Gaelyn. Thank you for sharing them with us.
Smiles

Kathiesbirds said...

Wow, that's quite a story Gaelyn! Glad you made it out safely!

A human kind of human said...

Thank you so much for leaving a comment on my blog for now I have found a new blog that I think I will visit often and enjoy. I love hiking in the wild, but due to some health issues of my husband that is no longer possible. Now I can enjoy the wild (and the American wild at that) through your blog.

Sally in WA said...

Great adventure, Gaelyn. It's amazing the power of Mother Nature and the impact it can have on our lives. Thanks for sharing this week.

Natural Moments said...

Oh this is an incredibe post. The situation shows that you are an island to your self. You can consolidate your center as the roads to the outside world crumble around you. You are always safe when living from the Heart of any situation.

Janie said...

The picture of the washed out road is impressive. Must've been scary to be cut off from the rest of the world... Hope the helicopter pilots were good-looking, at least! Nice to have handsome rescuers.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Whoa! Now THAT'S a story to remember. What an adventure. Thanks for sharing. How long have you been full-timing?

koala said...

Wow, that's something unimaginable to experience for me.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

What an experience Gaelyn and one I am sure you will never forget. Things like this can be dreadful. At least you came out of it safe and sound.

Ms. Fiddlesticks said...

That was a great remembrance. I bet that was a bit scary--not a good feeling being trapped.

DF

Firefly said...

I wanted to say WOW, but a lot of other comments start like that. So I will say Eish (an African version of wow, but normally used to exclaim something bad). That was some storm. I'm trying to imagine hearing the bolders rolling around.

Bibi said...

Wooo, I remember this, but was not so close. That's one big 'crack' in the road.

Pyatshaw said...

Some storm!--in the US you do everything much bigger and better than us here in UK.
What a memory ...and great photographs!..makes other stories seem very tame!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Gaelyn: What a great story of remembrance, I enjoyed reading it probably more then you and that sad happening.

Silver Fox said...

Great adventure! Surprising it took so long to get the roads fixed - and then I suppose it was time to move on to somewhere else?

Secretia said...

I've seen what the water van do in Washington, it's is amazing.

Secretia

Small City Scenes said...

Wow Gaelyn there's always something going on when you are around. LOL MB

Louise said...

Wow! You sure have a lot of good stories. I doubt everyone in this situation would have weathered it as well as you did.

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