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PostTue May 19, 2020 3:52 pm 
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Jake Robinson wrote:
Their story of hightailing it down the mountain as the ash cloud came for them, with electricity buzzing their ice axes and being surrounded by lightning, is something else.

That's what I was wondering when I looked at that second photo.  That boiling cloud of ash looks like it could have had a long run-out.  It would be like standing onshore and seeing a tsunami headed your way.  Except in this case you would have to run down hill / mountain before you could really get any horizontal distance.  yikeseek.gif  ~z
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PostWed May 20, 2020 3:57 am 
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I was skating around Gasworks park that morning...

flew down there last week:

A few more from yesterday's flight down to St Helens and Rainier
A few more from yesterday's flight down to St Helens and Rainier
A few more from yesterday's flight down to St Helens and Rainier
A few more from yesterday's flight down to St Helens and Rainier
Flying around the NW yesterday.  Fuji GFX50s and 32-64 lens
Flying around the NW yesterday.  Fuji GFX50s and 32-64 lens
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PostWed May 20, 2020 8:40 am 
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"It's a good mountain but it really peaked in the 80s."


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PostWed May 20, 2020 2:45 pm 
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Jake Robinson wrote:
GeoTom wrote:
moonspots wrote:
I've wondered for years if I might ever be able to find someone who was on Mt Rainier, or Mt Adams at the time, and would love to hear their stories

There were climbers on the summit of Mt. Adams at the time. A couple photos they took were featured in a National Geographic magazine article in early 1981.

Here's a quick link showing the photos: Click here

Some of those that were in that party are family friends. Their story of hightailing it down the mountain as the ash cloud came for them, with electricity buzzing their ice axes and being surrounded by lightning, is something else.

I would love to hear/read their stories. I can imagine that it was quite terrifying, being that close, AND having the wind blowing everything in their general direction.

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Treeswarper....Blue Star Coffee still open?

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