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Lightning Strike

Last night after dinner we went to check out the lightning strike from the night before.

We couldn’t see from our trailer, because there’s a hill in the way, but the lightning actually caused a small fire.

Our neighbors saw it and called 911. I think the rain put it out before Tonasket Fire Department arrived 14 minutes later.

In the photo above, I added an arrow so you can see how close it was to where we’re camping.

Dinner Last Night:
Quick & Easy Lentil-Yogurt Salad. This was really good, the lentils were quite flavorful and the dressing was delicious.

2014 Cost of Camping:
126 night paid camping
107 nights free camping
233 days this year
Total spent on camping this year: $3274.79
Daily average cost of camping: $14.05

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7 Comments

  • Reply Van-Tramp August 20, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    A cool story.

    If it were my story to tell, I mention how the large boulder moved 6 feet from the impact :)

    • Reply Leigh August 21, 2014 at 8:03 am

      That’s funny. We think the lightning may have hit the boulder and sparked the fire around it.

  • Reply Tiffani August 20, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    Holy crap! How in the world would the fire dept have gotten to that spot??

    • Reply Leigh August 21, 2014 at 7:55 am

      Hey Tiff, there’s actually a road that goes up the hill right there!

  • Reply wheelingit August 20, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Holy moly that was close…and scary! Paul saw a bunch of lightning in the distance last night from our mountain-top. Wonder if it was in your area?

    Nina

    • Reply Leigh August 21, 2014 at 8:02 am

      I can’t imagine that he could see it all the way over the Cascades over here! If he could, that’d be pretty amazing!

  • Reply Rich August 23, 2014 at 10:24 am

    14 minutes is an amazing response time from Tonasket. Very impressive!

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