One year ago today, 1/8/18

I thought it would be fun to look back one year, as we go through today’s big storm to remind ourselves of what we have faced.

The first one  is Paul’s Slide on the evening of 1/8/17, photo by Brendon Shave. The rest are all from exactly one year ago, sent to me by a variety of people, including Brendon. Can’t say whose is whose now, a year later, except the first one. This is what can, and did happen.

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And Tony’s (worked in the store in Lucia Lodge at the time) comment on the Paul’s Slide photo:

Awesome shot and even more awesome that you went down there to do this, dude! Thank you!
I’m off the next four days, but I’m sure I’ll use this photo often in the future when I’m asked such questions as:
“Why is the road closed?”
What I want to say: To prevent you from driving into a landslide where you’d get anything from a flat tire to dying in another landslide.
What I will say: Look at this picture.
“Can I go through anyway?”
My facial expression: o.O
What I want to say: The barricades are there to give you a nice safe place to turn around before you drive another 1/4 mile into a landslide where you’d get anything from a flat tire to dying in another landslide.
What I will say: Look at this picture!
“When will the road open?”
My expression: o.O
What I want to say: (or in this case, do) smf and smh
What I will say: LOOK at this PICTURE!
“Why weren’t there any signs before we drove all the way down?”
You guessed in; My expression: o.O
What I want to say: Hhhhmmmm…. uuummmm….. because this isn’t an amusement park, so our landslides aren’t timed and on hydraulics to remove them after your ‘thrill ride’ is done?
What I will say: LOOK AT THIS PICTURE!!

~ by bigsurkate on January 8, 2018.

5 Responses to “One year ago today, 1/8/18”

  1. Someone has a bad case of “Groundhog Day”.

    Steady rain on wakeup with heavy overcast/fog/low visibility.

    Added, Catrans on speed dial.

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  2. One inch so far (8:30 a.m.) at the Big Sur Station. Not real invested in deja vu this winter. Thanks for the photos Kate!

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  3. Wow, you get me beat. I am still only a bit over 1/2, almost .6”

    https://bigsurkate.blog

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  4. Almost at 2” at Rancho Grande. Could go over 6” since bulk of storm is due to hit in afternoon/evening time frame. Not much wind yet but it’s coming!

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  5. Wow, your area of Big Sur (Big Sur Station reporting an inch at 8:30 am) is getting the brunt, although it is picking up here, at the moment. I am zeroing in on my first inch.

    https://bigsurkate.blog

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