Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Rainier Flood November 6th and 7th

Broken up highway in Rainier National ParkThe rain brought 18 inches in 36 hours to Mount Rainier National Park tearing up roads, campgrounds, and terrain. The damage has been estimated to $30 million with it mostly being fixing up the roads and highways in the park.

The park has been closed since the 6th of November and hasn't seen this type of action since 1980 when Helens blew. I can't imagine how long this is going to take to get the park up and running again. Hopefully by next summer Rainier hikers can make it up to Paradise to make their summit bid.

I guess mother nature was letting us all know who is still in charge. Check out this slideshow on Adobe for more pictures.

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