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ruppell

climber
Dec 1, 2012 - 12:19pm PT
Crag

I'm a 155lbs and was turned sideways into the wind when that gust blew me down. Maybe we can get RGOLD to do the physics on it. I'm sure it has something to do with f=mXa and coefficient of friction and all sorts of other crap I don't understand. lol All I can say for sure is it was pretty amazing to witness.
David Plotnikoff

Mountain climber
Emerald Hills, CA
Dec 2, 2012 - 04:14am PT
Cragman, I don't know exactly why, but the current storm's entries in this thread bring to mind your classic post of the epic on the Walker River and the angels from Fallon NAS. (Was it Hells Gate or?) One of the most riveting and detail rich "trip" reports to ever show up here.
Silver

Gym climber
Dec 2, 2012 - 04:23am PT
Blowing hard here in Reno. At least 50 with gusts to 80 a few have shaken the house like an earthquake. Rain is just starting and man is it windy.

Wind is an exhausting element.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Dec 2, 2012 - 06:03am PT
Absolutely INSANE wind here on the east side....not sure the rain is even hitting the ground!!!!!



EDIT: David Plotnikoff..you are referring to my report regarding the flood of January 2, 1997, the rescue attempt of 2 people trapped by the flooded Walker River at Mountain Gate Lodge, just north of Devil's Gate, here in Mono County.

Thanks for the compliments on my report....Closest I've ever come to death.
Silver

Gym climber
Dec 2, 2012 - 10:00am PT
Wow it was insane here in the west side of town. We just moved to the Caughlin Ranch area and I for the life of me can't figure out why anyone would live here now that I live here.

Twice this week the house was basically blasted by 50 to 80 mph winds with gust I'm sure near 90 plus. I sleep like the dead but was up all night after the first blast hit the house at 11 pm last night.

It finally slowed around 4 am to a steady 30 and still having gusts to 50 I suspect.

Dean that was and is a great report. But it's not the closest you have been to dying. Those happen and you don't even know it so add 5 more to your list you never knew that happened and you lived.

Hope all are well we will go see the flood today and how many bad ass kyakers there really are in our town.
east side underground

climber
Hilton crk,ca
Dec 2, 2012 - 10:04am PT
yep, the devil wind is here, scary, batten down anything you want to keep. G Davis come on over and check out some some real wind. :)
dave

climber
Earth
Dec 2, 2012 - 12:07pm PT
Not a whisper of wind here in Paradise. Now Thursday night was brutal!
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Dec 2, 2012 - 12:15pm PT
Wind has eased here...but the rain is getting heavier by the minute!

Currently 40F.

EDIT: During the early morning hours, the wind got ahold of my barbeque and pushed it down the deck, then through the deck railing....DOH!!
dave

climber
Earth
Dec 2, 2012 - 12:26pm PT
I spoke too soon! I guess it just made it down the hill. Light drizzle/ spit here.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Dec 2, 2012 - 12:27pm PT
It's gonna be on you guys soon, Dave.
east side underground

climber
Hilton crk,ca
Dec 2, 2012 - 12:30pm PT
yep, I've seen that movie Crag, anything that lives outside is strapped /chained down!
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Dec 2, 2012 - 12:33pm PT
Yeah Eastside...even the ducks on our pond look unhappy.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Dec 2, 2012 - 01:47pm PT
Temp has come down 2 degrees in the last 20 minutes..to 38F....and it is POURING!
rincon

Trad climber
SoCal
Dec 2, 2012 - 02:01pm PT
June Lake Webcam....
http://webcam.june-lake.com/
rwedgee

Ice climber
canyon country,CA
Dec 2, 2012 - 02:14pm PT
Thanks for the updates
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Dec 2, 2012 - 02:14pm PT
I wonder if the Bridgeporteans are inside watching Nascar...?
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Dec 2, 2012 - 02:15pm PT
Beginning to change to wet snow.....

Down to 37F now...
Capt.

climber
some eastside hovel
Dec 2, 2012 - 02:22pm PT
Still OK in Bishop.Just spoke with my buddy workin' in the Village and he says it's so bad there that direct TV is down and they can't even watch football.Dead calm in Bishop with a little sun even.Did lose a couple shingles due to wind on friday night though.Guess I better get out before it hits.Good luck and be safe all.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Dec 2, 2012 - 03:31pm PT
36F and all snow now.....
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 2, 2012 - 03:34pm PT
SUNSHINE just shy of the 49th parallel!

WTF? O!
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