John Webb

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Here’s a Chinook lifting the Into the Wild bus in Alaska


https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/19/us/into-the-wild-bus-removed.html
National Guard here used a Chinook and Blackhawks to rescue campers here from a boat ramp in the Camp Fire. I read (can't verify that the Chinook can carry 60 people but they frantically jammed 100 in thinking the fire would not let them back). Some were burned or had injuries. They were telling the people they may have to jump into the lake to save themselves from the fire ! Massive smoke cloud from Camp Fire is now covering 1/3 of California. including us.
 

Turoa Kiwi

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National Guard here used a Chinook and Blackhawks to rescue campers here from a boat ramp in the Camp Fire. I read (can't verify that the Chinook can carry 60 people but they frantically jammed 100 in thinking the fire would not let them back). Some were burned or had injuries. They were telling the people they may have to jump into the lake to save themselves from the fire ! Massive smoke cloud from Camp Fire is now covering 1/3 of California. including us.
Wow
Good effort by the National Guard

Stay safe @John Webb
 

LiquidFeet

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^^The article says two people chose to stay behind. I wonder how they fared.

"....everyone who wanted to leave was airlifted. Two people chose to stay behind,..."
 

Crudmaster

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A not-so-large fire occured by the road to Crystal Mountain and the mountain closed operations, not only for this weekend, but also for the next one-- the previously scheduled last weekend of summer gondola operation.

So it'll be a lot quieter up there for us. We expect to spend most of our time there until snow closes the access road to the back door of our ski club, presumably in November.

Here are a few end-of-summer shots.

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Steve Shelton, Azy Samsavar and Six Thirty in Northway Bowl. (I love the super-wide lens in my iPhone 11 Pro.)

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Six Thirty explores Silver Creek under Crystal Mtn Blvd, while my wife Toni meditates.


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I was suprised to discover this biggie after a dry period, as opposed to the spring or fall.


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Toni and Six Thirty by the Cascade River at Marble Creek Campground
 

Jim Kenney

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The other day a talented young man from the neighborhood played his violin for about a dozen of us. He is headed to three years of music school this Saturday. It was my first live music show since covid. :mask:

Tiny Driveway Concert:
tiny driveway concert.jpg
 
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