I'm fortunate in that unstable ground isn't an issue in my neighborhood and while we expected heavy winds, there were no trees blown down close by. Early last week I was thinking about a short trip over to Big Basin State Park but I'll have to wait on that. The roads up in the Santa Cruz Mts. often get minor slides. Flooding isn't a problem anywhere close to me either. It's a pretty stable neighborhood about a mile from where you begin the inclines into the mountains. I hesitate to call them mountains as they top out about 3000 feet but that's what they're called. There are some areas down in SoCal that perpetually have to worry about mudslides. I don't envy them at all. I'll bet the mountains above you look amazing right now.
Wow. Having been through a couple of those types of storms while living in Orange County, I sympathize. Hope you haven't had any tree mishaps or collapses or landslides in your neighborhood. We have a couple inches of snow on the ground right now and it's gonna snow all day. Not too cold though so the snow is wet and heavy. It will probably all run off by tomorrow afternoon :(
Sounds like today would have been a good day to get out and stock up for you. You definitely have us beat for weather extremes down here. That said, in San Jose we had nearly 3 1/2 inches of rain yesterday which represents about 25% of our average annual rainfall.
Those were some great shots and a cool story, too. I love hiking stories like that. That trek Marshall took was insane. Even in my prime hiking days I couldn't cover half what he did. Thanks for sending the link along.
Maybe your computer can give you a good resolution on these great shots of the Bob Marshall Wilderness!! http://mtstandard.com/lifestyles/outdoors/photographer-retraces-bob-marshall-s-epic-hike-in-spirit/article_a84bfa47-f841-5ae8-9f95-a9fc08e20a07.html
That qualifies as significant chillification. I'd have to actually get some long pants. I think I'll pass...maybe stay inside and look at pictures of the cold instead. Supplies are definitely necessary though. I hope the nom run was uneventful.
11/12/14 @ 5:35AM in Butte, Montana, USA, No. America, Earth, Milky Way: -18F degrees with a wind chill of -35F. It was too dang cold to go out and look at the scenery and yet...I had to go to Wal-Mart to lay in supplies because it is supposed to be -25F tonight!! Did I mention it's a little chilly? :D
I'd take your scenery but you can keep the cold. I guess they go hand in hand though. In reality, there are lots of people that have to put up with similar cold that don't have the lovely vistas so you've got it pretty good. Enjoy!