Thursday, January 31, 2008

Snow: Nature's Monkey Wrench

I was planning to take the highway over the Santiam Pass tomorrow morning to head to our condo at the beach.

These cars?


Are stuck, due to an avalanche which closed the highway.

We go to Depoe Bay every year at this time. The problem this year is, the route to the coast is laden with snow-covered mountain passes. Even the coast range has snow, and the coast range's summit (on Highway 18) is 793'. Woot.

I'm not a person who likes winter driving adventures. This is really cramping my style. I had prepared for it mentally. I was all psyched up for going out in my front-wheel drive car with studded tires and a week's worth of water and snacks plus a wool blanket. While my brain said "You can do this!" my inner Girl Scout said, "But bring plenty of provisions, just in case."

Too bad it's not quite Girl Scout Cookie time. I could use a box or ten.

3 comments:

Mama Drama Jenny, the Bloggess said...

1. I just read your mustard seed comment at Bub and Pie and I've decided I'm in love with you.

2. Bring provisions. Cannibalism is bad.

3. I have a cat that looks almost exactly like yours. Almost.

Kristin said...

I don't know... I don't think I want to read about you being found face down in the snow a mere 100 yrds. from you car... better choice - margaritas!

Lady M said...

Holy cow, that weather. Did you make it there and back?