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  1. ysacres

    ysacres Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Do you recognize My picture ? Lake Tapps, along time ago.
    BigMac sure has a beautiful view of Mt Rainier out his back door.

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    Big Mak Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Yep, and that looks like Point Defiance too.
    I have a view this time of year out on the deck near the cliff's edge because the trees don't have leaves. I have a better view (from the house) of the Cascades due East.
     

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    Remember the Rainier Beer commercial with the motorcycle? We live 2 miles from there. This is the road I take to the gun range every week-end. :)
    We live 700 ft above the valley, so if Rainier blows, I'll be kicking back on my deck watching the mudflows take out Auburn. :eek:

     
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    Green arrow shows my deck on the edge of the cliff, you can see where Rainier mudflows have wiped the White River Valley before.

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    ysacres Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Sister in-law had friends that had a little piece of beach there, and we would go over camping with them a few times during the summer, 25 years ago. Love that RRRRR commercial, classic!
     
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    Yeah, Tapps used to be a camping destination. Not any more.
    We don't live on the lake. We entertained the idea about buying over there in 2009 when property prices plummeted, but the taxes are obscene. $10,000 a year in property taxes for a 4 bdrm/3 bath house on the Million dollar Lake that is empty half the year!

    That forrest behind our house, loaded with elk and deer. It will be my meat locker when SHTF. :)

    Wife: "Why do we have 50 lbs of sugar and 50lbs of salt in our emergency food supply?
    Me: "Game!"
     
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    I grew up a couple miles from there.
     
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    ysacres Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Is that MT St Helens in your avatar ?
     
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    Yes it is. Was able to see the smoke in the distance at the time.
     
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    ysacres Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Ash on my motorcycle May 19th 1980 xs 1100 ash.JPG
     
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    Big Mak Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Alcohol saved my life on May 18th, 1980, I had Blue Zone pass from the forest service.

    Got drunk on Sat night, woke up too late to get a sunrise picture on Sunday morning.

    True story.

    The 2nd big eruption 2 months later, I was working on the 2nd floor of the Plant 2 factory on 2nd shift. We saw it erupt from Boeing Field Plant 2.
     
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    I was in Rangely Colorado when St. Helens went off, left Oregon about a week before she blew to look for work in the oil fields so I missed the fireworks but we got ash from the fallout, not much but enough to know it was from St. Helens.
     
  13. ysacres

    ysacres Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Alcohol :eek:
    Us kids were going to have a kegger at the river, I was riding the motorcycle and saw the cloud coming, it looked like a big rain storm, It turned day to night.
    I turned around, I thought bugs were hitting me then I got to a friends house, & told me what happened. Ash was falling like snow.
    A few years ago a TFF member in ND daughter needed a show & tell for school, so I sent them a jar of ash.
     
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    jbmid1 Well-Known Member

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    OTE="Big Mak, post: 1526619, member: 69959"]Alcohol saved my life on May 18th, 1980, I had Blue Zone pass from the forest service.

    Got drunk on Sat night, woke up too late to get a sunrise picture on Sunday morning.

    True story.[/QUOTE]
    That's pretty amazing. I had a cross-country flight planned from Puyallup to Portland. Never did get back around to it.
     
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