Saturday, December 30, 2006

Snow on Highway 243

This past Wednesday we had three groups coming up to the camp from the Cerritos area. Due to unfortunate timing all three groups started up the mountain during a freak Snow Storm and got stuck about five miles from camp. I spent the better part of the evening driving back and forth in our Explorer (which has four wheel drive) to rescue the campers and their gear. Nobody out here has winter tires and the road crews don't respond with as much vigor and experience. Plus the motorists aren't snow savvy. In all we got about 4-6 inches in an hour.The storm lacked the endurance of one from the northeast, but it was a pretty furious hour.

1 comment:

Liana said...

For some reason I really enjoyed watching your 5-minute "movie" of driving up the mountain in the snow. --Perhaps, because I'm sitting here in Western, NY and my outdoor thermometer is reading: 51!